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Countering 4 Top Reasons Not to Move to Israel

Taking the mitzvah of living in Israel seriously.

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Visitor Comments: 16

(12) Craig Kohn, November 2, 2014 2:15 PM

I just moved

I just had an article here on aish

I've been working for years to figure out some kind of way that I can make living in Israel work. I found it and am now since I am able to work with people around the world can make more money then I was making just recently in the states. If I didn't have this desire to move to Israel than I could have just settled with a job where I didn't have to have a skill.

Although I am not declaring Aliya now, and I am just testing the waters I'm still going to work hard to make this work!

(11) Anonymous, November 2, 2014 10:46 AM

dreams do come true

we arrived in may '06 at the ages of 70 and 74 we dreamed of coming here all our lives but life does get in the way
we r not rich we depend on soc sec and a small pension to get by we live a life of pashtus(simplicity) since we made aliya our family has grown by three gr grndchildren all born here two have an israeli father and the third has two parents who were born here we gave up nothing to live here
where else can u feel Shabbat and yom tov in the air?
where else can u smell Shabbat in your entire bldg?
where else can u see children dressed for Shabbat and their fathers walking home from shul in talitot shmoozing w/friends and anticipating the cholent? yes, we had a war and yes, our grndsn was in Aza an american boy who made aliya at 14 and went to the army to serve his country and B"H came home w/o any injuries
No one says its easy but is it worth it? From the depth of my heart i can say YES! Please come home there is a place for everyone here

(10) Nancy, October 31, 2014 9:11 PM

A question for Lori Palatnik

Do you feel like a guest in the United States because you were raised in Toronto? I grew up in the metro NY area around a lot of Jewish people. Perhaps that has made me spoiled? I don't know. However, I recently started learning Hebrew. My reading is not what anyone would call fluent, but I'll get there with practice!!

(9) Anonymous, October 31, 2014 5:18 AM


If we want to buy an apartment or house in Israel, how would we go about it? Please advise.

Ilan Rubinstein, November 3, 2014 6:58 PM

Tips on buying a home in Israel

Feel free to drop me a line to and I will send you a free tip sheet.
Ilan Rubinstein
Israel HomeNet
Skype ilanrubi

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