Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View

/Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View

The following articles are part of our Eretz Chemdah series featuring Anglo-Chareidim living in, settling, and building up Eretz Yisroel.

Nature and Ruchniyus

I love nature and I'm also attracted to ruchniyus. It was only natural that I made Eretz Yisroel my home, being the place where ruchniyus is natural and where nature is ruchniyus. From the Teveria apartment building I live in, there are views of the beautiful Kinneret and its green surroundings. I enjoy looking at the scenery and connecting to [...]

2019-11-07T22:19:24+00:00November 7th, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

How We Made It in Eretz Yisroel

Various Perspectives and Experiences of English speakers Living in Eretz Yisroel How We Made It in Eretz Yisroel It was over fifty years ago when my husband, Meir Miller, first came to Eretz Yisroel as a bochur to learn in yeshiva. He had a strong desire to learn Torah in Eretz Yisroel and therefore worked hard as a waiter for [...]

2019-10-31T17:34:15+00:00October 31st, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

Present and Future

Various Perspectives and Experiences of English speakers Living in Eretz Yisroel Present and Future I came from Los Angeles as a bochur to the Mir Yeshiva, and then got married here in Eretz Yisroel. I continued learning in the Mir, while my wife worked for Otzar HaChochma, the world's largest digital seforim library, in its beginning stages of amassing and [...]

2019-11-10T12:36:57+00:00October 10th, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

Ratzon HaShem

Ratzon HaShem I came to learn in Eretz Yisroel after three years in Beis Medrash (post high school). I grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey, and, like most of my friends, when I came to learn in Eretz Yisroel I had no long-term intentions. I came to do the two-year Eretz Yisroel experience. Like most bochurim, this obviously included Shabbos seudos at the [...]

2019-10-03T22:55:33+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

This Is Our Own

Various Perspectives and Experiences of English speakers Living in Eretz Yisroel This Is Our Own As a Jew, this is my real home. It’s my own culture, my own alphabet all around me. Prophecies come alive. A large portion of our Torah is relevant only here. It’s only my first day in Eretz Yisroel and I already receive Bircas Kohanim. When [...]

2019-09-26T21:04:57+00:00September 26th, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

Finding Our Place in Eretz Yisroel

Various Perspectives and Experiences of English speakers Living in Eretz Yisroel Finding Our Place in Eretz Yisroel In 1996, while we were in our late thirties, we moved from Baltimore to Eretz Yisroel with our six children aged sixteen down to one and a half. Although many rabbonim do not recommend moving to Eretz Yisroel with children from ages eight [...]

2019-09-22T19:38:30+00:00September 19th, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

Living in Eretz Yisroel

Living in Eretz Yisroel If you had told me fifteen years ago that in 2019 I’d be living with my husband and six children, bli ayin hara, in an old three-bedroom Yerushalami apartment with no car, I would have laughed in your face. Coming from suburban America with two to three-story houses, one car per driver in the family, and [...]

2019-09-12T18:07:34+00:00September 12th, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

Paving the Way

Various Perspectives and Experiences of English speakers Living in Eretz Yisroel Paving the Way I am the youngest of eight siblings. We all grew up in England, and all of us ended up here in Eretz Yisroel for a few years of married life. That was the original plan—to be in this environment conducive to shteiging for a few of the formative [...]

2019-09-05T20:11:42+00:00September 5th, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

Soul Connection

Various Perspectives and Experiences of Anglo-Chareidim Living in Eretz Yisroel Soul Connection When I came to learn at a yeshivah in Yerushalayim in 1982, it was only for a year. At that time, the Land was still quite foreign to me, as I was used to life back in Canada. I was just more comfortable living on the other side [...]

2019-08-29T20:44:20+00:00August 29th, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments

Great and Simple Environment

I grew up in L.A., studied in Waterbury after high school, and then came to learn in the Mir in Eretz Yisroel. I returned to America and learnt by Rav Asher Weiss in Monsey, NY. I met my wife that year and we settled there. She was finishing her college degree and I was happy learning in kollel. My wife [...]

2019-08-27T03:27:31+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Eretz Chemdah: An Inside View|0 Comments
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