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Staying in Touch After Aliyah – The 5 Ways You Can Maintain Overseas Relationships Once You Move to Israel

Making Aliyah is rewarding in countless ways. You get to immerse yourself in a new culture, connect with your heritage, and find a sense of belonging. However, this process is also incredibly challenging in other regards. One of the biggest challenges when moving to Israel is leaving your friends, family members, and other loved ones

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Haggling in Israel – A Guide to Shopping for New Olim After Making Aliyah

Israel is a captivating fusion of Western modernity and Middle Eastern traditions. One of these traditions deeply woven into the fabric of Israeli society is the age-old practice of haggling. However, many Israelis would use another word instead of practice – art. The art of haggling is on full display daily all throughout Israel, from

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Aliyah Made Simple (For South Africans) 

South Africa has emerged as a vanguard in advancing the Aliyah process on multiple fronts, notably through its monthly Aliyah flights and the annual Aliyah Expo. These initiatives, alongside similar endeavors, streamline the Israeli bureaucratic procedures for South African Jews even before they set foot in the country. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that

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Starlink Israel – Everything You Need to Know About Musk’s Satellite Internet

Everything You Need to Know About Musk’s Satellite Internet With the launch of Starlink, Elon Musk propelled himself into the high-speed internet industry. His satellite-based internet offers exceptional coverage, to the point where it can be accessed by people in areas that are traditionally difficult to reach with fiber internet. Rural and remote communities in

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Cellcom eSIMs – Everything You’ll Ever Need to Know

Whether you’re traveling to Israel for a vacation or making Aliyah, you need to stay connected. That means you need your cellphone. That’s where a potential problem arises – your current carrier may not offer facilities to make calls from Israel, or if they do, they’re extremely expensive. That’s where embedded SIMs (eSIMs) come into

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Medical Professionals Making Aliyah: Licensing and Integration

Transferring your foreign medical licensing to Israel used to be a bureaucratic hassle. In the past, Olim wouldn’t even be able to apply for a license to practice medicine in Israel until they were registered as citizens. As such, they’d arrive and not be able to work, instead having to go through the long-winded application

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Artists and Creatives Making Aliyah: Challenges and Opportunities

Working in the arts naturally comes with challenges, no matter where you are in the world. You’re working in a creative industry – one that some people might claim isn’t as “useful” as others – and you’re often required to go it alone for large portions of your career to pursue your passion. That’s often

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Tech Industry Aliyah Programs: Navigating the Startup Nation

High-tech trumps all industries in Israel. Israel’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology reports that the technology sector is the nation’s fastest-growing industry, employing 14% of the population. This growth becomes evident when comparing the tech field to every other industry in Israel. Between 2012 and 2023, high-tech enjoyed an average yearly growth rate of

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Overcoming Aliyah Obstacles – The Top Ten Challenges of Making Aliyah

The year was 1969 and the parents of one of the top managers at TCS Israel had just made Aliyah. Everything went smoothly. The paperwork was relatively simple to fill out and it wasn’t long before the happy couple had settled into their new home. There was just one problem. They didn’t have a phone.

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Keeping Communication Safe During Wartime

On October 7, Hamas launched an unprecedented full-frontal assault on Israel that resulted in the latter declaring war on Hamas. Operation Swords of Iron will strike suspected Jihadist targets in Gaza, with a complete siege being declared on the contested territory. Sadly, it appears that Hamas are not above striking civilian targets in their fight

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