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The following articles are part of our Eretz Hatovah series featuring Yidden living in, settling, and building up Eretz Yisroel.

Accepted at Last

  Accepted at Last Chaim Ekstein, Romema, Yerushalayim   The plane tickets for our move from Monroe, New York to Eretz Yisroel were booked well in advance, on Chanukah of 5780 (2019), before anyone thought about corona. The original date for our flight was July 1, 2020, but it was pushed off time after time due to coronavirus regulations. For [...]

2021-01-04T15:08:12+00:00January 4th, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

What Are We Doing Here? And Why?

          What Are We Doing Here? And Why?   Yechezkel Toporowitz, Shmuel HaNavi, Yerushalayim   I have my roots in Eretz Yisroel. My grandfather had come to Eretz Yisroel in the 1930's already as a bochur, as he felt that it was getting dangerous to stay in Europe. He eventually went to Chaifa, with the encouragement [...]

2021-01-04T15:04:27+00:00January 4th, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Home Country

    Home Country Eli B., Ma'aleh Amos When I first came as a young bochur to Eretz Yisroel, I thought, no chance I would stay to live here. I was in a typical state of denial, convincing myself that back in “my” home country everything is better; there's nothing like America. I had two married brothers learning in Eretz [...]

2020-12-13T22:00:08+00:00December 13th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Stepping Stones

        Stepping Stones  By Bracha Toporowitch CHT, Zichron Yaakov In my professional practice of Mind-Body Healing, I often tell people that difficulties can be looked at as stones. It is up to them to decide if they view these stones as stumbling blocks or stepping stones. Aside from the “sunny side” of living in Eretz Yisroel, my [...]

2020-12-13T21:56:20+00:00December 13th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Land of Opportunity

    Land of Opportunity Dr. Gabriel Joel, Rechovot We moved to Eretz Yisroel in 2014. It wasn't because of the finances; we were b”H doing fine in Cleveland.  It wasn't because of the chinuch; our kids were learning in Mosdos Ohr HaTorah, a very Chareidi place with about 75% of the student body coming from kollel homes or whose [...]

2020-12-13T21:34:17+00:00November 30th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

A Welcome Challenge

A Welcome Challenge Hershy Shmedra, Romema, Yerushalayim It was during Pesach, right in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak, that we finalized our plan to move from Brooklyn to Eretz Yisroel. I asked a shailah if we were allowed to pack up for moving to Eretz Yisroel during Chol HaMoed; yes! was the encouraging p'sak, so we packed and prepared. [...]

2020-08-06T14:15:57+00:00August 6th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Haaretz Hatovah – Moving On and Up

Moving On & Up R’ Chaim Leib Belsky Ramat Eshkol, Yerushalayim When we first came to Eretz Yisroel as a young couple, we did not give much thought to whether we “moved” here and to the possibility of “moving back.” We just saw ourselves as “living here.” This didn't preclude us from moving back, but it did take our focus [...]

2020-07-09T18:43:44+00:00July 9th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Push for Yiras Shomayim

Shortly after I became a chosson, my mother asked my kallah if she had completed a Bridal Registry form for receiving gifts. My kallah nodded, saying that she would probably store the gifts by her mother until we came back from Eretz Yisroel – we planned to move there after our chasunah. My mother wisely advised her to double check [...]

2020-06-14T13:23:18+00:00June 14th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments
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