Many Jews living outside Israel wish to join the IDF, either as part of the process of making aliyah (immigration to Israel) or due to ideological considerations and the desire to come and take part in the defense of the Holy Land. Having said that, Jews resident outside Israel who seek to draft into the…

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Any Israeli citizen can change either their first name or surname at the Ministry of Interior and the resulting name change will then be recognized in all official documents such as: ID card, passport, bank records etc. However, it is only possible to change your name once every seven years. There are exceptional cases, in…

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 There are a number of reasons why it is important to create a lease that is fair to both the tenants and the landlords. Like the rest of the world, Israel is in the midst of a financial crisis whose full implications are still unclear. The crisis is affecting the rental market, making it more…

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Did you know that in Israel, without a kashrut certificate (indicating that the holder of the certificate follows the Jewish dietary laws, and the food he sells is “kosher”), the word “kosher” may not be used in advertising or in a restaurant menu? This limitation is only part of the strict rules regarding kashrut in…

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A rental contract that is good for tenants is one that leaves them with peace of mind and as much certainty as possible regarding the length of the rental. Many tenants feel that they cannot significantly affect the contents of their lease. They are afraid that trying to negotiate will cause the owner to rent…

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The Hungarian passport is one of the most sought after passports in the world. A Hungarian citizenship allows you to travel freely without the necessity of a visa within Europe and also to other countries worldwide where it is difficult to enter with an Israeli passport. Furthermore, holders of a Hungarian passport can work, reside…

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Turkish law regarding acquisition of citizenship has recently been updated (as of 2017). Under the new regulations, foreign citizens who meet one of the requirements described below will be eligible for Turkish citizenship via an investment visa. They will be eligible for a visa for their family members as well. The law offices of Cohen,…

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