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Far from Home

Mishpacha Staff

As the miles slip by, so do the scents and sights of home. Separated from their homelands by churning oceans and alien tongues, four women use faith, determination, and humor to navigate the contours of a new life, a new world. Here are their stories.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Acquiring Eretz Yisrael As told to Leah Gebber by Rebbetzin Malka Eichenstein Destination: Eretz Yisrael One Tu B’Shevat, my father ztz”l, a venerated Eastern European rav and grandson of Reb Mordchale Nadvorner, the first Nadvorner Rebbe, received an orange from Eretz Yisrael. Our entire family gathered as he peeled it and divided it into segments. He put so much kavanah into that brachah; and I can still smell the tang of the fruit and vividly remember the excitement, and the way we savored a fruit from Eretz Yisrael. And so I always wanted to come to Eretz Yisrael, and when we were married, I was thrilled to be given the zechus to spend what was meant to be a year in Yerushalayim. It’s now close to 60 years later. The differences in lifestyle between then and now are so vast that we could have stepped back 200 years.

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