300% Jump in Aliyah From Brazil

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The number of immigrants making Aliyah from Brazil to Israel surged in 2016, rising more than 300% over the average annual rate.

According to a report by the Jewish Agency, some 700 immigrants will have moved from Brazil to Israel by the end of the year. About 650 immigrants have already moved to Israel, with 50 more expected over the next six weeks.

In recent years the number of immigrants from Brazil has averaged about 200. This year’s Aliyah will be the largest from the South American country in 45 years.

Brazil is home to roughly 120,000 Jews. Over the past 68 years since the found of the State of Israel, over 15,000 Jews from Brazil have immigrated to Israel.

The number of Jews leaving Brazil for Israel has been on the rise since 2014, when 280 made Aliyah. That figure jumped to 496 in 2015.

Revital Poleg, who heads the local Jewish Agency delegation in Brazil, suggested that the country’s current economic woes contributed to the upsurge in Aliyah, but added that the Jewish community’s Zionist ethos was also a major factor.

“Many of the immigrants note that they view Israel as a place where they can lead Jewish lives in an environment that feels like home.” Poleg said.

“Some seventy percent of the immigrants are young families who want to provide their children with high-quality education, or young people looking to start university studies in Israel and build their careers there.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220573

2 comments

  • Brazil is a multicultural garbage dump that America’s vile political, media, Hollyweird and academic elite are hell-bent to replicate here. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Brazil’s Jews don’t have any future in such a deplorable environment.

  • The numbers are very small regardless. In absolute terms we are talking about 600 more people. Per absolute percent I would suspect it is very small increase. if it was 1% (as an example) and now it is 3% in absolute terms it is only a 2% increase.

    The other question I have is should children leave their parents to make Aliyah. The famous story in the torah of the Spies in which the newer generation did not go in until the older generation died out. They didn’t go in with the parents being left behind. Just mentioning it because it is mostly under 35 or under 40 which good for them but should these agencies at least try to help parents if children want to do it.

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