Ultra-Orthodox Aliyah to Israel Is Breaking Records. Here's Why

For decades, Haredim in the Diaspora rejected the notion of immigrating to Israel. No more. Now, ultra-Orthodox American Jews see themselves as ‘the next great frontier in aliyah’ and are moving to Israel in increasing numbers

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews at Ben-Gurion Airport recently. For many decades, it was considered taboo for Haredim to even contemplate making aliyah to Israel.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews at Ben-Gurion Airport recently. For many decades, it was considered taboo for Haredim to even contemplate making aliyah to Israel.
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Nesanel Cadle, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi from the suburbs of Philadelphia, will be moving to Israel this summer with his wife and five children. “B’ezras Hashem [with God’s help],” he makes sure to add.

They will be joined by 70 other East Coast families, all heading to a new English-speaking, Haredi neighborhood being built especially for them on the outskirts of Afula, northern Israel.

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