Tuesday, August 15, 2006

243 North American Immigrants Arrive in Israel Last Thursday

Look at this great picture!

The caption, from Arutz Sheva, Israel National News:

A new oleh (immigrant) blows a ram's horn, invoking the daily Jewish prayer: "Sound the great shofar for our freedom and gather us together from the four corners of the world to our land."

From the article:

The first chartered plane of a record-setting week of Western Aliyah arrived in Israel Thursday, with not a single one of the 243 immigrants signed up backing out or postponing due to the war.

The plane touched down and pulled alongside a special hangar near Ben Gurion Airport’s Terminal 1, where the new immigrants were greeted by hundreds of well wishers, family, friends, IDF soldiers, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter and prominent American Aliyah supporter Rabbi Hershel Schachter.

Definitely click on the article link. It's worth it to see all the pictures of all those new immigrants to Israel. It makes me so proud.

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