Who Would Really Move to Israel Now?

I stalked the family about to make aliyah from their comfortable lives in Manhattan: Did they realize the price of the 'belonging' they sought, joining the Israeli cauldron of sadness, violence and dissonance?

On Saturday afternoon, about a day after the Jewish world was flooded with the terrible news of the kidnapping of the three teens in Gush Etzion, several dozen people gathered in Manhattan’s Central Park to bid farewell to a member of their community — a father, mother and four children — who, later that week, packed up 15 suitcases and got on a plane to start a new life in Israel.