Aliyah at Any Age
Back in 2008, Israel National News (aka Arutz Sheva) posted an inspirational article about Berta Lovinger, a 95 year old Holocaust Survivor who has finally come home to Israel, joining her two children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. It’s never too late to come home….Glezele Vayne
by Sarah Morrison
Berta Lovinger is no ordinary olah hadasha [new immigrant to Israel]. At the ripe old age of 95, she was the oldest Jew to come home to Israel on Thursday’s Nefesh B’Nefesh flight of new immigrants.
The Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) organization eases the obstacles facing North American Jews wishing to make aliyah (move to Israel), and organizes planeloads of new immigrants. NBN brought more than 3,000 Jews from Western countries to the Jewish State in 2007.
Finally home, Berta Lovinger touches down on Israeli soil.
Originally from Hungary, Mrs. Lovinger is a Holocaust survivor, along with her two children. The three of them went into hiding under falsified Aryan papers that her husband acquired.
Ah, the joy of family…
Photo from Tzipi Livni’s Photostream