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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

Ratzon HaShem

Ratzon HaShem I came to learn in Eretz Yisroel after three years in Beis Medrash (post high school). I grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey, and, like most of my friends, when I came to learn in Eretz Yisroel I had no long-term intentions. I came to do the two-year Eretz Yisroel experience. Like most bochurim, this obviously included Shabbos seudos at the [...]

October 3rd, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|

This Is Our Own

Various Perspectives and Experiences of English speakers Living in Eretz Yisroel This Is Our Own As a Jew, this is my real home. It’s my own culture, my own alphabet all around me. Prophecies come alive. A large portion of our Torah is relevant only here. It’s only my first day in Eretz Yisroel and I already receive Bircas Kohanim. When [...]

September 26th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|

Finding Our Place in 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 [...]

September 19th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|

Living in Eretz Yisroel

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 [...]

September 12th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|

Paving the Way

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 [...]

September 5th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|

Soul Connection

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 [...]

August 29th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|

From Lakewood to Beit Shemesh

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 [...]

August 18th, 2019|Haaretz Hatovah|
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