" And he shall set up anensign Strongs 5251: nace; from 5264; a flag; also a sail; by implication, a flagstaff; generally a signal; figuratively, a token:—banner, pole, sail, (en-)sign, standard.for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. —Isaiah 11:12
"And he will lift up anensign Strongs 5251: nace; from 5264; a flag; also a sail; by implication, a flagstaff; generally a signal; figuratively, a token:—banner, pole, sail, (en-)sign, standard.to the nations from far, and willhiss Strongs 8319: sharaq, shaw-rak´; a primitive root; properly, to be shrill, i.e. to whistle or hiss (as a call or in scorn):—hiss.unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly: — Isaiah 5:26
" And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as anensign Strongs 5251: nace; from 5264; a flag; also a sail; by implication, a flagstaff; generally a signal; figuratively, a token:—banner, pole, sail, (en-)sign, standard.upon his land.” — Zechariah 9:16
The rates of Aliyah (immigration to Israel) are still very high, hundreds of percent more than they were up until a year ago – since the Russian-Ukrainian war broke out.
During January 2023, most of the immigrants to Israel came from Russia with more than 5,500 olim, an increase of 637% compared to the number of immigrants in the corresponding period during 2022.
According to a Jewish Agency report obtained by The Jerusalem Post, during January 2023, the number of olim arriving in Israel through the Jewish Agency was 6,622, which is 211% more than the amount of olim during January 2022.
Immigrants from the FSU
6,180 olim arrived in Israel from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries during January 2023 through the Jewish Agency, representing 93% of all those who made aliyah during this month. This is an increase of 479% compared to the number of FSU olim during the same month of last year. More than 320 of the olim were from Ukraine, and 159 came from Belarus.
The number of olim from Russia proves that the aliyah from this country isn’t going down, as happened with Ukraine. This is the month with the second-highest number of immigrants from Russia since the war broke out.
A view shows the entrance to a Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, in Moscow (credit: REUTERS/EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA)
The month with the most immigrants from Russia was November 2022 with more than 6,700 olim. During the entire previous year, less than 4,000 made aliyah from the US and Canada, therefore Russia is by far the country with the most interest in aliyah to Israel – by far.