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Akiva Gersh, originally from New York, made aliyah to Israel in 2004. Since 2007, he has taught Jewish history and modern-day Israel at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. He is also a contributing blogger at “The Times of Israel.”

ARTICLES BY: Akiva Gersh / JNS.org


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You Don’t Have to Be a Zionist to Make Aliyah

JNS.org - When I made aliyah, I was not a Zionist. It’s a strange fact to share, as most people know me as a proud American-Jew-become-Israeli...

Culture

Chassidic Singer to Help Raise Awareness of COVID-19 in Religious Communities

JNS.org - The Trump administration has recruited a Chassidic singer to help raise...

Indian Jewish MMA, Kickboxing Champion Set to Immigrate to Israel, Hopes to Join IDF

A mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing champion from India is slated to...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

Brazil to Join COVAX Vaccine Facility, as Chile, Israel, UAE Also Sign Up

Brazil, which has the world's second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global COVID-19 vaccine partnership known as COVAX and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for...

Israel

Israeli Minister Outlines Plan to Foster Stronger Unity Among Diaspora Jewr...

JNS.org - Following the adoption of the Israeli government’s plan earlier this summer to help ensure unity of the global...

Middle East

Palestinian Leader Abbas Calls for UN-Led Peace Conference Early Next Year

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene an international conference early next year to launch "a genuine peace process" between Israel and...

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