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    • Gordon
    • 02.02.07 | 04:08 (IST)

    I asked 4 of my Jewish friends at work, from different communities, what they thought of this issue. They each said that they did not think that 100 of the 25,000 Jews in this area would seriously contemplate moving to Israel. I can imagine telling my daughters: "I am going to give up my job. So will your mom. We will sell the house that you were born and raised in. We will move to Israel, and see what jobs we can find; my training will not be useful there. You will no longer speak English as your first language, though your Hebrew will improve remarkably. You will leave your friends, but you will make new ones. Your grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins will no longer live nearby; instead, it will take a (costly) 15 hour plane trip to see them. And by the way, you will probably have to quit hockey because I doubt that there are too many skating rinks, much less ice hockey teams, there." What do you think their responses would be?

    from the article: Entering the age of post-aliyah?
    First published 00:00 01.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.02.07
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