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New non-profit helps show the way home for those seeking to move to Israel

(JNS) - Sometimes going home is hard.

Enter La'aretz, a new non-profit organization with the mission to help Israelis and Jews overcome bureaucratic and financial obstacles to immigrating, returning, visiting and traveling to Israel.

"There are a good amount of people that just give up on the idea of moving or returning to Israel, just because they basically have no one to ask or be assisted by," said Shelly Harel, the organization's founder and CEO.

Harel is a former employee at the Israeli consulate in New York, where she served as the director of the Israel House. It's a department of the M...


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