Haaretz Hatovah

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

Neshama Renewal

Neshama Renewal Bensi Abadi, Ramat Beit Shemesh   Several years ago I was in a serious predicament and needed guidance. I made the trip from Lakewood to Eretz Yisroel, to solicit advice from Rav Chaim Kanievsky zt”l. Rav Chaim told me, “come to Eretz Yisroel.” We had come to vacation in Eretz Yisroel several times before, and made all of [...]

2022-06-23T21:47:20+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments


Expectations Shlomo M., Ramat Beit Shemesh   I grew up in a Modern Orthodox home in Los Angeles. Though this meant we had strong “Zionistic” ideals and involvement, for me, as a youngster, this did not get into my conscious level. It meant going through the motions, even to be fortunate enough to visit Israel a few times. It was [...]

2022-02-24T10:26:42+00:00February 27th, 2022|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Five Times Aliyah

Five Times Aliyah Binyomin Biron, Kiryat Sefer, Modi’in Illit   I first came to Eretz Yisroel as a bochur. I had previously been involved in kiruv activities in Kiev. At the end of the school year, my brother-in-law who was living in Eretz Yisroel suggested that I continue on to yeshivah here, being that I was already so much closer [...]

2022-01-16T09:38:01+00:00January 16th, 2022|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Our Secret of Aliyah Success

Our Secret of Aliyah Success Eliezer Liberman’s story By: Gila Arnold   When we told our friends in our Lakewood community that we – I, my wife, and our six children, ages 10 to 1 -were making aliyah, reactions ranged from “Good for you! I’m so jealous!” to the (quite disconcerting) “Why?” (Huh? Why does a Jew want to live [...]

2021-12-23T09:12:05+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

For Living Jews, Too!

For Living Jews, Too! Gedaliah O., Old City, Yerushalayim   My family immigrated to Eretz Yisroel when I was seven years old. We were a regular frum American balebatish family from Manhattan. My parents had lived here eighteen years earlier for a very short while, while volunteering on a kibbutz. A year before we moved, we came to Eretz Yisroel [...]

2021-12-14T09:26:00+00:00December 14th, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Inspiration and Purpose

Inspiration and Purpose Yehoshua Wiseman, Beis Yisroel, Yerushalayim   The blossoming of this Land of HaShem is a source of inspiration for me. It can be in the fields, by the trees, around the streams of water. In can be of the new Jewish homes being built, both the ones made of brick and mortar and the ones made of [...]

2021-11-28T19:53:40+00:00November 28th, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Frum Farm Dreams Can Come True

Frum Farm Dreams Can Come True Naomi Elbinger, Ramat Beit Shemesh   “Jewish girls don’t live on farms.” When Mum said this to me, there was an undertone of panic in her voice that I wasn’t used to hearing from my easy-going, upbeat mother. I knew she had nothing against farming, though it was a rather whimsical life-goal for a [...]

2021-11-18T12:52:45+00:00November 17th, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments
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