Category: reasons for aliyah

  • The hard way.

    The hard way.

    At the ‘חוג בת מצווה’ I’m doing with my daughter, tonight’s session was focused on Jewish Israeli women heroes of the last century; this follows six weeks focused on even earlier historical Jewish strongwomen. Posters that hung around the room exposed us to some oldies but goodies – Naomi Shemer, Golda Meir, Henrietta Szold – […]

  • We cast our lot.

    We cast our lot.

    When people ask me why I came here, my answer is that no matter what I believe religiously I’ll always accept the fact that by being born into what I was born I have no choice but to cast my lot with the rest of my people. So even now, as there is this man […]

  • Ancient lizrael history.

    Subject: update from the mideast Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 09:30:06 -0400   hey friends, i honestly dont think ive felt this happy in years. im in a place where i belong and im having an incredible time. its so real and unbelievable at the same time. i never understood those ppl who go to […]

  • Welcome home, endangered American Jew.

    Here’s the ‘welcome home’ I got while waiting at a bus stop: Hmm. I’m pretty sure it’s not as crazy as they make it sound, but who am i to judge? I’m not living in the wild jungle of dangerousness that is America.* * Ok, ok. I’m being harsh. There is truth to moving to […]

  • Are your medicines kosher for Passover?

    Here’s reason #678 for aliyah: The Clalit health clinic, one of the four major health insurance programs in Israel, has a place on their website for determining if the medicines in your cabinet are kosher for passover. You can check it out here (works better in IE). You can type the name of the medicine […]

  • Aliyah Reason #243: Kosher Ikea.

    You know you’re getting old when you’re perfectly happy spending your birthday at Ikea with your husband and mother. Ikea in Israel (currently located in Netanya, but coming soon to a Rechovot lot near you) is… pretty much the same experience as Ikea in Newark and anywhere else for that matter. Cheap apartment furniture, capitalistic […]