'I Lived in Europe and I See No Reason Why a Jew Shouldn’t Live in Israel'

An Italian expat who believes that only in Israel a Jew can focus on what he is, and a Russian expat who doesn't feel at home in her homeland

Yael Benaya
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Rivka Tikva Azulai, 32; lives in Jerusalem, flying to Rome

Hello, where are you off to?

I’m going to visit my father in Rome, and also to print a copy of a translation we did of the Maharal [Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel]. Maybe I’ll stay until Hanukkah, because the Maharal said that the role of Israel is to be a light unto the nations.