If you love the Jewish people and the nation of Israel as I do, you may be interested in what is happening among French Jews. Yesterday, our partner ministry ICEJ distributed this information via e-mail:
France is home to the third largest Jewish community after Israel and the USA. There are about 550,000 French Jews. In the last five years more than 20,000 of them, mostly young people and families, made Aliyah (immigration to Israel). And more than 1 percent of this population, a record of 7,237 French Jews, came just last year. In 2014 France has become the number one source of immigration to Israel for the first time. And there is no end in sight. Israeli headlines dub this summer the “Summer of French Aliyah.” The Jewish Agency expects to bring home more than 3,000 French Jews. By the end of the year there might be 8,500 new French olim in Israel, a new record.