Aliyah

Jerusalem, Forever

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 2, 2019

I’ve waxed poetic about Jerusalem in almost every post I’ve written since I moved here, 11 months ago. The way…

Our Aliyah Journey

By Rebecca Kornbluth | May 10, 2019

It’s been nine and a half months since we boarded the plane for the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight. The goodbyes…

Dear Avichai David

By Michal Kupchik | May 9, 2019

Dear Avichai David, I made Aliyah a year ago after a lifetime of dreaming. I did it for so many…

My Family Living Under Rockets

By Hadassa Cowland Goldberg | May 8, 2019

This week was a crazy week here in the South of Israel. I’m sure you read all about it; how…

Learning That I Deserve Love and Finding My Voice

By Tziona Achishena | March 3, 2019

TI always feared deep down that I would never be truly loved, just as I am. That fear comes along…

Zissie’s Story: Never Lose Hope

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 8, 2019

(1/6) “A White World” “When I was 19 years old, I went to Vermont with a bunch of friends to…

Should We Still Mourn on Tishaa Ba’av? An Olah Chadasha Perspective.

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 21, 2018

As I prepare myself to listen to Eicha, I step out of my new home in the hills of Jerusalem…

The Complicated Feelings of Saying Goodbye

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 18, 2018

Since our lift left a few weeks ago, we have very little furniture left in our apartment. A few beds…

The Legacy of Being Safe-Enough

By Gavi Lankin | April 22, 2018

I am five years old and hiding with all of my loved ones in the basement of our childhood home.…

We’re Making Aliyah

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 18, 2018

I’ve been hesitant to say this out loud. I was afraid that this precious dream, so close that I can…

Shira’s Story: Aliyah- A New Life

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 22, 2018

(1/5) “Real Life vs. Dream Life” “My whole life I’ve always thought to myself, ‘Move to Israel. Live in Israel.’…