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Why I Don't Live In Israel

Not everyone has the merit.

Published: October 22, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 44

(44) Erez, March 14, 2012 5:31 AM

You are so welcome to live her if it's up to me

As an Israeli and a Jew, i think i represent most most Israelis by saying we would love to see you Lori, and people wonderful like you-come and live with us in the holyland. that goes for good people of all peaceful religions-Christians, Jews, Bahians, Hindus and Budahists. God bless :D

(43) Anonymous, December 15, 2010 4:27 AM

You CAN be here.

You really can be here, but you will, no doubt, be living on a different standard. Have you ever truly thought about that? For some, it is difficult to take a step or two down. But, Lori, it CAN be done, and there are miracles and wonders each and every day. One can forget the riches of "there."

(42) Iris Moskovitz, May 19, 2009 8:26 AM

Very inspirational message.

I merited to be able to go to Israel for the first time, at the age of 41 with my husband.I can not describe in adequate words my emotions I felt when I stepped foot on the kodesh land.I was always so frightened about going to Israel, but decided to go when I was given the chance by Hashem. My husband and my in-laws were all together and had an amazing time.Seeing the Kotel live was just amazing. I broke down in tears and couldnt praise Hashem enough for allowing me to experience this.For anyone who has the chance to go -GO. You will never regret the time for a single moment.Take the time to just look at all the beautiful land and kedusha around you.

(41) ariella, January 7, 2009 8:09 PM

Dear Lori, thanks for this video. I am currently in America for different reasons, yet I identified with the emotion behind your words - longing to be in Israel again and your description of leaving. May G-d bring us all back very soon - until then, may we always keep the longing in our hearts.

(40) malka, December 15, 2008 4:26 PM

our purpose

For anyone who thinks that we should all move to Israel, I understand how you feel and that it''s a mitzvah to live there. But we should understand that there is a purpose for being where ever we are. Imagine someone is in Los Angeles and helps a follow Jew and makes an impact on them. That wouldn''t have happened if the person wasn''t there to help them.

I heard that Torah needs to be spread through out the world, before mashiach comes. The job of the previous generation and their children, was to build up the east coast and west coast of the US. And BH we have grown so much. There are still many Jews here though that are in need of guidence. I understand that there are many Jews in Israel that need guidence also, but they can get that from people there, while we, in the US help some people here. Plus, I think it''s best for people to improve here before moving because just like our mitzvos are amplified in the Holy Land, so is our trangressions.
We should trust that G-d will let us know when it''s time to go home to Israel, May it be soon

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