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January 10, 2010
April 22, 2013 4:16 PM
Well I would like to know what took these people so long to attack the USA again? Will this be a one and only attack? I think not.If it does continue I hope the Anti-Semites in this country would not be been so fast to condemn Israel for defending itself.
January 23, 2010 8:40 PM
Toda Raba mama all you have taught me i thank you dear from my heart. It is true that one must never teach kids great values then not allow them to live them.
Thank you aish
Dr. Yossi Templeman,
January 18, 2010 10:12 AM
Reply to Jeff Muchnik, January 13, 2010
I agree with you that Israeli governments have done terrible things to the Jewish people of Israel. And after serving in the army (plus 20 years of monthly reserve duty) and after having fought and demonstrated against all those terrible decisions, and after living 30 years in the "settlement" of Tekoa--after all that I have earned the right to speak evil of this country--but I refuse to excercise that right. You have not earned the right to talk that way--so pipe down...
January 15, 2010 10:15 PM
I agree, if we influence them to love something, then we shouldn't be surprised when they want to live those things.
It's like showing them candy and then not letting them have it.
If you want them to love Israel, but don't want them to move, then send them to a school that talks about many different things, Israel, Torah, chesed...
January 13, 2010 7:23 PM
Massive economic and cultural shock, but possible.
Moving, living and working in Israel will be a MASSIVE cultural and financial shock to most American Jews who try it. It's up to Israeli society to soften those shocks assuming they want American Jews to come and succeed at all. Americans expect to be met half way, and will not stay if that demand is not met. ISrael has more to gain from American Jewish aliyah, and AMerican Jews have a lot to lose. So it has to be a shared enterprise, or not at all.
January 13, 2010 5:32 PM
my son is making Aliyah this summer!
Thanks for the inspiring words Lori. Many things you stated are very valid, however, like Richard, (below), said, it's more than 'just being separated' from our son/daughter, it's the fear for their safety. We all know "anything could happen right here in our own city/town", however moving to Israel is uping the ante. My son is making Aliyah this August, 2010. He is joining the IDF! YES, I am SO very proud of him. His courage to do this is awesome!!! However, as his mother, I fear for his safety. Maternal instinct is very powerful, and while Il trust in Hashem that he will be safe, I can't help but feel many concerns & fear. Also, being so far away from him, (if something G-d forbid, were to happen to him), is scary! I can't just board a plane & be there in 2 hours!
My son is very zionistic, he LOVES Israel, and he wants to defend her, & our people. I have given him roots, and I'm giving him wings....literally.
January 13, 2010 3:26 AM
Israel is the most anti-Jewish State
Israel is the only Country I know that has sacrificed more than 1,000 Jews for no peace with terrorists while Israel is also the only Country kicking Jews out of their own homes and out of their own land. What Jew who loves being Jewish and who loves Israel could move to Israel, whene everyhting the Israeli Government does is for the terrorists
January 12, 2010 9:04 PM
Your eyes, the windows to your soul, are fascinating to watch!
Dear Lori - fascinating! You are so convincing. Ever watched one of your own videos, the lightning up of your eyes - and when the light turns down ... listening to what you are saying at just that particular moment? It's just delightful. Thank you - and the Eternal - for your uplifting messages. Shalom vBrachoth.
January 12, 2010 4:09 PM
Very nicely said, the point well made, the idea shared clearly and balanced
Thank you and Kol Hakavod! Our daughters (19 and 20) are in the middle of seeking decisions for life, of making aliyah or not, we support their decision but won't make it for them. However, making aliyah is a bit more difficult with poor financial background such as in our case, since we are in Croatia with fairly bad economic situation, although we know they would be helped by the state if they move. Your message is important for life, not only concerning Israel and moving there, so thank you again! Ana
seena beth elbaum,
January 12, 2010 3:57 PM
My girlfriend made Aliya with her 2 girls in August. An adjustment, but so so full of blessings being revealed, every step, every breath. She wants to be in touch with you about the June Israel trip you are leading, or involved in. Please be in touch with me so I can send you her email and name.
With gratitude, Seena Elbaum, Bala Cynwyd PA
January 12, 2010 3:31 PM
Just like a bird we have to let our children fly. This is just the beginning of a lifetime of joy and nachas our children bring to us by making aliyah
January 12, 2010 3:13 PM
It's not about separation, it's about fear
I don't think you addressed the key issue, at least from the perspective of my wife and I. Yes, we don't want to be separated from our son, but we could accept that. We fear for his safety if he should move to Israel. In a sense the same points you made apply to the safety issue. However, it is natural for parents to fear for their children’s well being. This is a deeper issue than simply being separated from them.
January 11, 2010 9:40 PM
i just got back from a 3 month programme in israel, and i cant wait to go back, and to PG make Aliyah in the near future. But how do i know that i shouldnt be contributing and giving what i have in Chutz Laaretz?
January 11, 2010 4:35 PM
May you merit to see much nachas from your son and all your children!
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