Living the Prophecy, What a Zechiyah!

This article first appeared on Avira D'Eretz Israel and is reprinted here with their permission. by Yiddy Lebovits, Romema, Yerushalayim I grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, and attended the Spinka and then the Satmar cheider there. While learning in Satmar, I learned first-hand their unbelievable quest to do chessed, collect tzedakah for others, and... Continue Reading →

How to Neutralize Aliyah Culture Shock

By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Adjusting to Life in Israel Adjusting to life in Israel follows a normal process of ups and downs. When you first arrive, you may go through a period of adjustment called “Aliyah Culture Shock.” Wikipedia defines culture shock as “an experience a person may have when moving to a new cultural environment... Continue Reading →

An Aliyah Success Story

An Aliyah Success Story Hillel Fuld has some advice for prospective olim Everyone loves a success story especially when it touches upon the topic of Aliyah. Hillel Fuld made Aliyah in 1993 from Queens, New York, at the age of 15 and had a difficult time adjusting. His main challenges at the time were the... Continue Reading →

Aliyah and Dealing with Separation from Family

Aliyah and Dealing with Separation from Family Practical tools to keep the relationships flourishing By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Aliyah is one of the most exciting and courageous choices a Jew can make today. Choosing to live in the Holy Land comes with countless blessings and great spiritual benefits. However, along with the many positive benefits... Continue Reading →

Living in Israel: What Is It Really Like?

Living in Israel: What Is It Really Like? Part One By Ariella Bracha Waldinger The question I am most frequently asked when I visit America is, “What is it like living in Israel?”  The question itself is deep and probing and touches upon many components. At best, I will strive to answer it through insights,... Continue Reading →

Reflections on my Aliyah

Reflections on my Aliyah: The Decision, Days Leading Up to Departure, Second Thoughts, the Three Year Itch Wednesday, May 27th my husband and I left for Denver, Colorado to visit our children and grandchildren. Sometimes it feels like just yesterday that we were saying goodbye to them in order to embark on our aliyah journey... Continue Reading →

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