A proposal pending final approval would significantly reduce the time required for mandatory FBI background checks of prospective immigrants to Israel
Controversial comments by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef targeting Israelis from former Soviet state prompted backlash, with Netanyahu labeling them 'outrageous'
A little-known rule change has turned immigration into a bureaucratic minefield for second-generation U.S. Jews with roots in the former communist bloc
Netanyahu condemns Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef's remarks as 'outrageous.' Politicians and progressive clergy call for his ouster over the tirade at a rabbinical conference
Widows and widowers of those born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers are being denied the immigration rights afforded to those who were married to matrilineal Jews — and it could have consequences for American Jews
Still, Srulik Einhorn says he believes the prime minister will be able to form another governing coalition
Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing rival Avigdor Lieberman are both chasing the Russian vote in September’s election, but young members of the community seem unimpressed by their efforts
The Rabbinate is moving toward science and documents to prove Judaism, complicating Ethiopian and former Soviet Jews' attempts to marry in Israel
In the past 20 years, some 600,000 new immigrants came to Israel – principally from Russia, France and North America. They may be the real reason that the country's politics is now fixed on the right
Three decades after the mass immigration from the former Soviet Union, many of the younger generation are still unable to integrate into Israeli society and some are even trying their luck back in Moscow
Total immigration to Israel shows modest increase of 5 percent over the past 12 months, according to Jewish Agency estimates, although numbers making aliyah from France slumped 25 percent
The incident is being investigated as an attempted murder, local officials say
Swiss police reportedly advised authorities to deny the Russian oligarch's application for residence due to money laundering suspicions and connection to criminal organizations
Ayelet Shaked didn’t choose Prof. Alex Stein because he’s a legal genius, but because of the right-wing views he espoused for 14 years at the not-so-stellar Brooklyn Law
Jerusalem & Babylon Putin's Pet Oligarch Roman Abramovich Is Now Israel's Richest Man. But Is He Worthy of Citizenship?
Its founders didn't declare in 1948 that, 'The State of Israel is open for the ingathering of exiles and exiled murky money tax-evaders and sex offenders.' But that's what the Law of Return has facilitated
The community is vowing to take revenge on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the next election after a new law passed that will keep most of Israel’s stores shut on Shabbat. Revolt is in the air on the streets of Ashdod
The Jews of the former Soviet Union grew up with a sense of alienation from their homeland, so they believe that Israel’s Arab citizens lack roots in Israel
In 1917, Russian Jews swelled the ranks of the revolution that lead to the rise of the Soviet Union. Jews today still shoulder the blame.
Counselors dressed as Nazi soldiers, campers as young as 10 forced to wear yellow patches and witness horrific images – these were just some of the methods the Jewish Agency used to teach the Shoah in the former Soviet Union in the 1990s
Moscow district court ordered Yosef Khersonsky, an Israeli who heads one of the capital's communities, to leave Russia in connection with his 'setting up without permission a for-profit foreign entity'
Boris Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin walls two years ago.
We, the world’s immigrants and potential immigrants, came to be free, to learn but also to have our cultures of origin acknowledged, and we will not be stopped by walls or restrictions.
Amid Putin's broader crackdown on foreign and human rights groups, Russian Jews begin to feel they are not immune to the effects of living in an increasingly authoritarian state.
One report within the document also discusses relationship between Putin and Alfa Group, owned by three Russian-Jewish billionaires.
For some reason Stalin elected to 'isolate but preserve' Osip Mandelstam for his subversive poetry, which would only be published decades after his death.
It’s not the first time this year that using the Holocaust as a theme on a Russian entertainment television has stirred up controversy.
A stroll through Brighton Beach shows that U.S. Russian-speakers are a lot like other white Americans: They fear high taxes that will ultimately benefit other groups.
'The Russian-Jewish Cookbook: Recollections and Recipes of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union' offers a glimpse into the kitchens and rich cultural world of Russians speakers who immigrated to Israel as children.
The corruption charges against Yisrael Beiteinu bigwigs can open the door for true leaders of the community, even if Russian-speakers don’t have their ‘own party’ anymore.