Over 27,000 people came on aliya to live in Israel during the year 2017.
Most of those came from the former Soviet Union, with significant numbers from France and the United States.
They join over 3.5 million other olim over the years to have made the move and immigrated.
As we begin reading the Book of Shemot – the Book of Geula, of Redemption – we see how the redemption of those days is similar to the redemption we are witnessing in our own times.
Or perhaps we are living through even greater times…