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Visitor Comments: 109

(109) K. Shaffer, June 20, 2011 3:09 PM


I grew up in Los Angeles, but as a child I suffered much abuse at the hands of an alcoholic step-father (not Jewish); so, every time I go back to L.A. I do not have good memories, and it does not feel like home. 22 yrs ago I moved w/ my mother to Central Cal., and, although I have continued to live here all this time, it has never felt like "home" to me either. The only place that feel like home is, as Darla said, a place I have never been: Yisrael. I know someday I will make aliyah and then my heart will truly know the peace that comes with being "home".

(108) Darla, January 7, 2011 3:09 AM

never had a place to call home

As a child my parents divorced and I moved back and forth between two cities with neither parent ever living in the same house they resided in when I left so I have no idea where home is in the physical sense but i know where my spiritual home is . It is in a nation that has been a life long dream to visit but I have never been there. It is a nation my heart yearns for. Yes, I'm sure you guessed it, its Israel . The land where my Father has put HIS NAME to reside forever, the apple of HIS eye and I cannot wait to be regathered with all my brothers and sisters in the land I long for and my heart yearns for. One day in Jerusalem.

(107) Barbara, January 5, 2011 10:02 PM

Where's Home?

Home is Oklahoma, I wasn't born here, but if home is where the heart is it is in Amber 20 miles from where I am. Everytime I go there I don't want to leave. The love of my life is there too.

(106) Keren Hannah, January 4, 2011 10:50 PM


Was born & grew up in South Africa; dream came true - made aliyah and lived in Jerusalem many years; married an American, & have lived in the US for ten. I love and appreciate both Africa and America, but there's only one place I feel fully and truly alive (like a happy fish in clear water) and that's HaAretz!

(105) Anonymous, January 2, 2011 9:09 PM

my email address says it all

Dear Lori, Like you, I was born and grew up in Canada. Although I've lived in the US for many years, I still consider my home to be Canada. Although I consider myself a Jew first, a Canadian 2nd, an American 3rd. There is no explanation. If you had a wonderful childhood, that is where your heart will always be. Best regards from Denver.Keep up the good work you do.

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