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Aliyah to Israel – 4 days to go…

October 26, 2016

asI have not posted on my blog for quite a while. That’s because I have been incredibly busy with my family’s aliyah preparations. So many last-minute things to take care of….we are running on fumes, but this is all for good. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that we are actually doing this. A few decades ago I came to America and although we had our struggles adjusting to the new country, soon enough it became quite comfortable for us. It became known and familiar as we dug our roots ever deeper into its soil. It’s hard to get out of your comfort zone, to step into a very different realm, new country, new language, new culture, new ways of living. Being immigrants is not easy, and starting over again is very hard. I know, I’ve done it once before. However, this new “realm”, the Land of Israel, is our true and only home. That’s where G-d wants every Jew. It has its own comforts, far beyond the material. Hashem has blessed us beyond measure to get us to this very point and next week, G-d willing, we will set our feet (permanently this time) on the holy soil of Eretz Yisrael. My kids are excited, but I doubt they realize the big changes that await them in the “land of the living”. I doubt that I realize it myself. But here we go….

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah permalink
    October 26, 2016 1:07 pm

    I didn’t know you were making aliyah! Mazel tov to you and the family! Kids seem to have an easy transition, and where better to raise them?
    Any idea on where you plan on living?

  2. October 26, 2016 1:40 pm

    We will be in Ashdod. I have family there who will help me get acclimated and its a beautiful city too. Don’t know if this is where we will eventually settle, but it’s a good starting point for us.

  3. November 29, 2016 1:06 am

    Best of luck, Gene. I hope it goes well for you.
    -Drake

  4. November 29, 2016 5:17 pm

    Thanks, Drake. It’s going well so far, thank G-d. Not everything is perfect or easy, but I love living here in Israel.

  5. JewBoy permalink
    May 16, 2017 1:42 am

    BS”D
    Made Aliyah in 1970 at age 17. Best Mitzvah ever, I am even more enthusiastic about it than ever after 47 years including 72 months in the Israeli army infantry and 2 wars with the belief that H” is fighting our real battles, we just need to put our powers to the task and our firm belief.

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