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New Heights, New Views

Rabbi Yehuda Heimowitz

Ever since Avraham Avinu passed the challenge of Lech Lecha, his descendants have had the yearning for Eretz Yisrael's kedushah implanted in their genetic composition, drawn there as if by gravitational pull. Rabbi Emanuel Feldman, the Bostoner Rebbe, and Rabbi Shmuel Bloom, all of whom were at the height of their “careers” as community leaders in America when they made the move, discuss the pull that they felt towards Eretz Yisrael and share some insight into the prospects of making aliyah today.

 

A Comprehensive Financial Guide to Aliyah Today

Binyamin Rose

Like charity, aliyah and budgeting begin at home. Before actually making aliyah, review your bank and credit card statements for the past year. Divide your expenditures into two columns: one for the basic essentials, rent or mortgage, food, medicine, utilities, transportation, apparel and footwear; and the second for extras like vacations, gym, restaurants, and gifts. The first column total should give you a ballpark figure of the minimum you’ll need for the basics you’ve become accustomed to.

 

Older, Wiser, and Busier than Ever

Libi Astaire

Retirement is a milestone like any other — it signals both the end of one stage of life and the beginning of a new one. What happens when that new stage involves moving to Eretz Yisrael? Several very active retirees share their experiences and impressions of making the most of their “golden years” in the land where Torah and chesed blossom.

 

Live In Israel, Litigate in London

Yonoson Rosenblum

When Trevor Asserson moved to Israel, he left a high-profile, lucrative job back in London. But in just a few years, he managed to build an innovative law firm of his own, with premises in Jerusalem and clients in the United Kingdom. Now his team of British-born lawyers has realized their own dreams of aliyah, thanks to the determination and creativity of a man who’s also used his legal prowess to fight media bias against Israel.

 

Up, Up And Away

Rachel Ginsberg

Ask anyone who's lived in Israel for at least twenty years, and he'll tell you two things: there has been a remarkable advancement in consumer efficiency and product availability, and everything else — you just get used to. But while the western immigrants of the seventies and eighties felt their aliyah was successful when they reached a level of integration — speaking the language, and reading the local papers, many of today’s olim are happy to stay just where they are.

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Man to Man
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family