Throughout the decades since the birth of the State of Israel, more than 3 million Jews have made Aliyah. (to go up/ascend)
(Aliyah is the specific term used when Jews living in the Diaspora (dispersion) immigrates to Israel, the land of their heritage.)
Israel's 'Law of Return' gives Jews and their descendants automatic rights regarding residency and citizenship.
It is wonderful to know that the Jewish people are returning to the land that Hashem gave to them, after almost 2000 years of forced exile!
During the summer months you will see hundreds of groups like this one above: all with the same colour caps or hats or sunflowers... Anything to distinguish the members of that group.
All the religious sites are then filled to capacity with various tour operators and their faithful followers; everyone moving slowly in a single snake-like formation in or out of a tourist-site.
If you travel alone, you can either become frustrated with the huge amount of slow-moving people, or you can tag along and enjoy the free tour-guide!
Want to attend one of the three Pilgrimage Feasts of the Bible?
Then this picture tells you exactly what you will find:
hundreds of thousands of black-and-white clad religious people; pushing and rushing past you in their hurry to get everything ready and bought and prepared for the Festival.
And do not dare to set a foot wrong or to take a photo on the High Holy Days! You will surely find out your mistake.
Be respectful and remember that you are in their 'home' as a visitor.
Do you know which country has the most graduates per capita? You guessed it: Israel!
So no wonder that many people opt to study in Israel.
Apart from the obvious high tech abilities and medical advances of Israel, you will also be able to study Hebrew from authentic Hebrew-speakers, and study Torah in a religious Yeshiva in the Holy Land!!