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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

From America To Hashem’s Backyard

From America To Hashem’s Backyard Yosef Shalom Rabin, Shaarei Chesed, Yerushalayim I was born and raised in the “Goldene Medineh” (lehavdil!), America, and spent most of my years in Passaic, NJ. For seven years I was zocheh to absorb myself in the amazing Torah environment of Yeshivas Talmidei Telz in Riverdale, NY, after which I came to learn in Eretz Yisroel by [...]

January 21st, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|

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 [...]

January 4th, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|

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 [...]

January 4th, 2021|Haaretz Hatovah|

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 [...]

December 13th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|

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 [...]

December 13th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|

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. [...]

August 6th, 2020|Haaretz Hatovah|
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