May wave of new aliyah requests
June 12, 2020
(Israel Hayom via JNS) — May saw the highest number of American and Canadian Jews requesting to make aliyah through the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization since it was founded in 2002, according to numbers obtained by Israel Hayom.
The figures indicate that the number of aliyah files opened doubled in May, with most applicants seeking to move to Israel in the next few months. More than 800 households applied online in May to make aliyah, compared to 424 in May 2019.
The reason? The coronavirus.
“Coronavirus has caused a lot of U.S. Jews to rethink their paths and work to carry out somet...