We get asked a lot whether we’re planning on making aliyah and staying here. Especially by everyone here – and I do mean everyone: friends, neighbors, rabbis and students at the yeshiva, people at shul, our cleaning lady (who helpfully offered us a book explaining the religious obligation of every Jew to move to Eretz Yisrael), the nurse at the HMO, the checkout clerks at the store… It seems that the only thing that all Israelis can agree on is that the Shmiklers should stay.

There’s a lot to be said about this topic, and I hope to follow up with some of our thoughts. But, for now, suffice it to say that we have not changed our plans to return in August.

2 thoughts on “Aliyah?

  1. Seuda Shlishis

    I sympathize with you. Aliyah is not easy or simple.

    I am thinking about going to Birkas Hatora after next Pesach, but I don’t have your e-mail.

    Can I use you as a reference?

    Gershon Marmel


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