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  • Los Angeles may be home to one of the largest concentrations of Israelis in the United States, but many in this group, known as yordim (Israeli ex-pats) and hybrids (anyone who is a combination of Israeli and American) often find themselves feeling isolated.

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  • Israelis who leave are "yordim," Hebrew for "going down," often uttered disdainfully.

    NYT > Home Page

  • According to the lower estimate, 100,000 Jewish yordim live in the US.

    JPost.com - Front Page

  • Therefore, the CBS's three estimates of 518,000; 543,000 and 572,000 are higher than scholars 'estimates of 350,000, which count only "hard-core yordim" of longer than

    JPost.com - Front Page

  • Arens and most of those who came after him did not think that the right to vote abroad should be given to yordim, a derogatory term for Israelis who have left the country for good.

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  • Yes, there are yordim (people who leave Israel) and people who do not make it and I am sure they do their best to discredit the Big Project - but ... there are almost 6 million Jews here, immigrants, Israelis, and the rest, who are eeking out a living and making it.

    Kumah - Home of Neo-Zionism and the Aliyah Revolution

  • "Yes, there are yordim (people who leave Israel) and people who do not make it and I am sure they do their best to discredit the Big Project"

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  • Some community activists feel betrayed by the "new yordim" - the growing community of Ethiopian Jews who have wandered from Israel to New York.

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