This Day in Jewish History 1950: Israel Enacts a Law Welcoming All Jews

The Law of Return assured citizenship to Jews emigrating to Israel based on recognition by the rabbinate.

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On July 5, 1950, the Knesset enacted the Law of Return (“hok hashvut,” in Hebrew), the policy that has made it possible for some 2.7 million people to claim Israeli citizenship as Jews or descendants of Jews.