What is it about moving to Israel? Some things cannot be explained. But listen to young people describe their experiences.
Moving to Israel
Moving to Israel, or making Aliyah, is definitely not easy. No one says it is. But the positives outweigh the negatives. The reason people move to Israel is not for materialism, and there is something beautiful about that. Life in Israel is more meaningful. What is so amazing? Walking the land of our forefathers and foremothers; planting and building on the very footsteps of those who came before us. History takes on a new meaning in Israel. The past, the present, and the future combine to create a beautiful masterpiece.
Yes, there are many, many challenges. Things are not perfect. And those who live here are the first to admit it. But that doesn’t mean they are ready to give up and move back to wherever they came from. There is something to be said about working through the challenges alongside your nation and your people in your ancient homeland. As one of the interviewees said, “I think all of us, all Jews, have a little spark in them that says ‘You should be in Israel.'” Not everyone gets here, but there is something inside a Jew. How else would the Jewish people have returned to their ancient homeland after thousands of years of exile? How else would they have kept that desire alive without that constant spark?
When you live in Israel, you are a main player in Jewish history. You are on the field, in the ballpark, on the court. You are not on the sidelines. You are not cheering from the stands.
You are winning the game for your team. And there is no better feeling than that.