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

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

Living in a Conversation with Hashem

Haaretz Hatovah Real Life Stories and Experiences of Yidden Settling in Eretz Yisroel. Mendel Schulman's story I grew up in a frum home in West Hempstead New York. When I was in tenth grade I came to Eretz Yisroel for the first time on a Young Israel sponsored trip. We had one off-Shabbos which I decided to go to Tel [...]

2020-01-23T21:56:14+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Unexpected Turns

Haaretz Hatovah Real Life Stories and Experiences of Yidden Settling in Eretz Yisroel. My life keeps on surprising me! Unpredictable turns are what led to my successful Aliyah, starting all the way back from my childhood. My earliest memories of Eretz Yisroel had the opposite effect of what might have been predicted. Unfortunately, the first time I came was a [...]

2020-01-09T15:57:29+00:00January 9th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

With Pride and Prestige

Haaretz Hatovah Real Life Stories and Experiences of Yidden Settling in Eretz Yisroel. One theme that I have kept to throughout my life is to keep moving, always growing. I grew up in Passaic, NJ and as I grew older I moved toward the chassidishe groups; on Shabbos I wear a shtreimel. I am comfortable with all kinds – modern Young Israel, [...]

2020-01-02T22:39:30+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Growing In Ruchniyus? There’s No Better Place.

Haaretz Hatovah Real Life Stories and Experiences of Yidden Settling in Eretz Yisroel. For Growing In Ruchniyus, There's No Place Like Eretz Yisroel Rabbi Yosef Younger's story It was fifteen years ago when I was finishing 4th year beis medrash. I had spent a wonderful 5 years in Yeshivas Ohr Hameir of Peekskill, and it was time to move on. [...]

2019-12-19T22:56:17+00:00December 19th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Rebecca Lefkowitz – Waiting for Moshiach here

Haaretz Hatovah Real Life Stories and Experiences of Yidden Settling in Eretz Yisroel. Rebecca Lefkowitz - Waiting for Moshiach here Reflecting upon my life, I am not certain why or when it started, but in my heart was always a desire to live in Eretz Yisroel. Perhaps its root was in an early trauma of mine – when I was [...]

2019-12-12T18:03:21+00:00December 12th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments

Chaya Taub – Home at Last

Haaretz Hatovah Real Life Stories and Experiences of Yidden Settling in Eretz Yisroel. Chaya Taub - Home at Last Until 2006, at the great pleading of good friends of ours, who had made Aliyah a few years back, my husband Dovid had never been to Eretz Yisroel and I had only come once before as a teenager on a sponsored [...]

2019-12-05T21:23:31+00:00December 5th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|0 Comments
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