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Why I donít live in Israel yet
« on: August 07, 2019, 10:05:18 PM »
I have read with great interest many post complaining about this Israeli hotel or that Israeli problem with kashrut or issues with Judaism in Israel.  I would be interested in knowing your one main reason for not living in Israel.  If you made aliyah, the main reason why.
Just so you know, I came nine years ago with three teenagers, no job and no housing so I have heard most of the excuses.
Best move I ever made for my family and I!  I am  interested in why you are all not here helping to shape the country instead of complaining about it.

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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 10:14:15 PM »
Great topic. Can't wait for the responses.
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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 10:16:11 PM »
Too far from my in-laws

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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 10:39:21 PM »
Simply dont have the courage to move away from family.

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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 10:53:51 PM »
Simply dont have the courage to move away from family.

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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 11:09:14 PM »
Too far from my in-laws
this would be first reason you should live there!!
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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 11:18:52 PM »
Lived there and moved back;)
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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2019, 11:51:10 PM »
I have read with great interest many post complaining about this Israeli hotel or that Israeli problem with kashrut or issues with Judaism in Israel.  I would be interested in knowing your one main reason for not living in Israel.  If you made aliyah, the main reason why.
Just so you know, I came nine years ago with three teenagers, no job and no housing so I have heard most of the excuses.
Best move I ever made for my family and I!  I am  interested in why you are all not here helping to shape the country instead of complaining about it.

You are making it sound like everyone should naturally want to live there, and a reason for not doing so should be given. I would ask "why should or would I move there" first.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2019, 11:53:15 PM »
You are making it sound like everyone should naturally want to live there, and a reason for not doing so should be given. I would ask "why should or would I move there" first.
Nice weather :)
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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2019, 11:56:09 PM »
Nice weather :)

Haven't found it to be significantly nicer than what I have here (and occasionally worse), though the lifestyle there would have me exposed more than I am here to weather related inconveniences (I am talking from experience).
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2019, 12:24:13 AM »
Want my kids to stay on the derech

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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2019, 12:27:03 AM »
Want my kids to stay on the derech
Interesting. Where do you live now that makes you sure that you will succeed?

Simply just wondering, this is one of my biggest concerns.

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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2019, 12:34:24 AM »
Want my kids to stay on the derech

Was this your reason for not coming or for making Aliyah?

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Re: Why I donít live in Israel yet
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2019, 12:47:39 AM »
Was this your reason for not coming or for making Aliyah?

I can think of a classmate of mine whoís family made Aliyah with relatively older kids and a relative who did so as well. They stand out from my classmates and relatives who did not make Aliyah in that each have multiple kids who no longer keep shabbos ( one was actually yored to Florida). Admittedly anecdotal but consistent with what I have heard from many people; making the move with kids older than infants is a risk.