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Embracing the challenges of Aliyah

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Being a teenager is a formative time in a young person’s life — the early stage of determining what kind of adult you hope to grow into, what your values are, and what path you want to pursue in life.

At 14, I can’t say I knew very much about who I wanted to be and what my life goals were. However, when my parents made it clear that they were ready to make Aliyah from Passaic, NJ, I knew it was a challenge I was going to embrace head-on. As an Orthodox Jew, I knew in my heart that Israel was where G=d wanted me to be, and He would never put me in a situation that I can’t handle.

Indeed, arriving in Israel in 2015 with little Hebrew-language skills and no friends isn’t a recipe for success — but somehow, after much trial and error, I found ways to make it work. Upon........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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