Haaretz Hatovah

Haaretz Hatovah2020-07-23T20:32:57+00:00

The following articles are part of our Haaretz Hatovah series featuring real life stories and experiences of Yidden living in, settling, and building up Eretz Yisroel. Haaretz Hatovah also appears on Matzav.com and in Yated Ne’eman

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 [...]

June 23rd, 2022|Haaretz Hatovah|

Returning Home

Returning Home Yehuda A., M.D., Ramat Beit Shemesh   My father was not politically oriented one way or the other when it came to his attitude about modern developments in Eretz Yisroel; our family was one of bnei Torah originally from Poland, and that was what primarily defined us. My father – like many Jews in Toronto at that time, [...]

March 13th, 2022|Haaretz Hatovah|


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 [...]

February 27th, 2022|Haaretz Hatovah|

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 [...]

January 16th, 2022|Haaretz Hatovah|

Netzach Yisroel

Netzach Yisroel Dini Harris, Afula Illit, Afula   It wasn’t my idea to live in Eretz Yisroel. In fact, I probably never would have agreed to meet my husband if I had known how serious he was about living here. When we were first engaged, we came to an agreement: We were going to start off our marriage in Eretz [...]

January 2nd, 2022|Haaretz Hatovah|

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 [...]

December 23rd, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|

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 [...]

December 14th, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|
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