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Haapala/Aliyah Bet


Illegal Aliyah during the British Mandate, when there was a very limited quota for immigration. "Aliyah Bet" is to distinguish from the legal aliyah, "Aliyah Alef." "Haapalah" is a connotation of will power, referring to an episode in Tanach when a group from Bnei Yisrael tried to head towards Israel even though HaShem told them that their generation will not enter.

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By Unknown author - United States Holocaust Memorail Museum Website and Central Zionist Archives, Public Domain,

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