The following articles are part of our Eretz Chemdah series featuring Anglo-Chareidim living in, settling, and building up 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We came to Eretz Yisroel in the summer of 2014 after living in Lakewood for almost seven years. Being “in-towners” originally from Monsey and Flatbush, moving to Eretz Yisroel wasn’t really the “in” thing to do, so why did we? We always had a soft spot for Eretz Yisroel, but, like most people, we didn’t think it was realistic for [...]