New olim (Jewish immigrants) rejoice after making aliyah to Israel.
“He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” (Isaiah 11:12)
In celebration of the return of the Jewish exiles to their homeland, the State of Israel has declared a national holiday to honor those who are aligning their destinies with the Promised Land by making aliyah.
The holiday is a wonderful testimony of the continuing fulfillment of God’s promises to bring the Jewish People back to the Land of Israel.
The new law National Aliyah Day (Immigration Day) is to be celebrated on the 7th day of Cheshvan, which coincides with the Lech Lecha Torah portion in which God tells Abraham to “go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1)
“Israel’s prosperity was achieved, in part, thanks to those who left what they had behind and moved to the land of Israel,” states the new law. “Moreover, the immigration to Israel is a symbol of Jewish history, during which the Jews lived in Israel, were expelled, but never abandoned it for a moment and returned to it — their historical home — as part of the Zionist national miracle.”