The Jewish Agency’s Smart Decision on Aliyah

There has been no shortage of stories in the Jewish media, and blog-o-sphere, surrounding the recently announced agreement between the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B’Nefesh on administering the North American Aliyah portfolio. There has been particular interest in what this decision means to the future of JAFI.

in today’s Haaretz, Dr. Alex Sinclair writes:

In a recent Haaretz opinion piece, Anshel Pfeffer wrote that the Jewish Agency, by ceding its aliyah portfolio to Nefesh B’Nefesh, has “signed its own death certificate.”

A more thoughtful examination of this recent decision leads to a very different conclusion: that the Jewish Agency has made a profound and admirable strategic decision about the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora in the 21st century.

Read Dr. Sinclair’s complete op-ed piece here.