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Ness Gadol Haya Zoom

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In September 1993, I moved with my parents and two younger brothers from Israel to Montreal, Canada. I was almost 16 years old then and have been living in Montreal ever since. I often get asked if it was challenging to move as a teenager. The answer is, no, it was not. At least not initially. In the beginning, everything seemed like an adventure: New school, new house, new weather, new friends. I embraced and enjoyed every new experience.

Back in the early nineties, before smartphones and social media, when dial-up internet was just coming on the scene, I did not suffer from what is commonly known today as FOMO — Fear Of Missing Out. The truth is Israel was not always on my mind as I immersed myself in my new reality.

A few months went by and it was the holiday of Chanukkah. My favourite! The lighting of the Chanukiyah, eating........

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