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Summer in Israel

Whether you’re making Aliyah to Israel in summer as an Olim, or you’re simply a tourist visiting the country from the U.S., it’s a good idea to prepare your travel kit before you make your trip. Summers are different everywhere, after all, and it might be a different climate than what you’re used to back

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The Best Places to Live in Israel for English Speakers

As exciting as moving to a new country is, it also comes with a whole host of challenges you must learn to navigate. The situation gets even more complex if another language is primarily spoken in the country you’re moving to. People making Aliyah have it especially hard, as Hebrew is one of the toughest

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Dealing With Culture Shock: A Guide for Olim 

There’s no place in the world quite like Israel. That’s why it’s perfectly normal for Olim Chadashim (new immigrants) to experience feelings of culture shock. After all, they’re adapting to the exceptionally distinct culture that is Israel, uniquely shaped by history, religion, geography, and the country’s diverse population. When the culture shock fully hits, Olim

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Setting Up Your Internet When You Get to Israel

Sure, getting through the Aliyah process successfully is an achievement in and of itself. However, your job doesn’t end once you receive that highly sought-after “Mazel tov” letter. You could say that that’s where the real challenge begins – building a decent life in a new country.  Though there are several Aliyah obstacles you’ll have

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From the US to Israel: Making Aliyah in 2024 (A Complete Guide)

Aliyah is much more than just a physical relocation. It’s a spiritual and emotional return to the ancestral homeland. Through Aliyah, Jews from all over the world contribute to the blossoming Israeli society, enriching its diverse culture and traditions. However, few countries have given as many new citizens to Israel as the U.S. In the

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iPhone 15 in Israel 

The iPhone 15 is all the rage now. After all, what’s not to like? Super fast, high-quality camera, excellent battery life, and attractive color options are just some of the characteristics that make this highly advanced 5G phone a must-have.  But will this iPhone also be a faithful travel companion? In other words, can you

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Holafly eSIM in Israel: Seamless Connectivity or Just Hype?

Technology is constantly changing the communication game. The speed, versatility, and accessibility of communication are just some of the areas that have been revolutionized over and over again. With eSIM cards, this revolution means big differences in managing your connectivity when traveling. People visiting Israel or making Aliyah can now stay connected with their loved

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Airalo eSIM Israel: Should I Be Using Airalo in Israel? A Complete Review

eSIM (embedded SIM) is a relatively new invention that has taken the traveling world by storm. After all, what’s not to like? You don’t need to swap your SIM card; the installation process takes minutes, and you can call, text, and use the internet without worrying about exorbitant roaming charges.  Given how convenient eSIMs are,

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Using T-Mobile in Israel: Is It Possible? 

T-Mobile is the third largest provider of mobile services in the U.S., with nearly 120 million customers. Such a high customer number can be explained by the company’s competitive pricing, extensive coverage, and stellar customer service. But what about international roaming?  Does T-Mobile work in Israel, and if so, does it retain all the exceptional

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Resources for Learning Hebrew for New Olim (And 5 Tips to Help You Pick Up the Language Faster) 

Making Aliyah represents a profoundly meaningful step for anyone seeking a deep connection to their Jewish heritage and an opportunity to live in (and contribute to) a lively and diverse society. This journey does come with challenges. Indeed, the path to settling in Israel is strewn with hurdles, both prior to and following the move.

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A Complete Guide to Making Aliyah From the Initial Decision to Handling Your Paperwork

Making Aliyah is life-changing for many Jewish people around the world. After all, this experience marks a transformative journey, reuniting individuals with their ancestral homeland. But as rewarding and significant as this journey might be, it isn’t always smooth sailing.  Making Aliyah involves lots of steps, paperwork, waiting, and occasional bumps in the road. But

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Staying in Touch After Aliyah – The 5 Ways You Can Maintain Overseas Relationships Once You Move to Israel

Making Aliyah is rewarding in countless ways. You get to immerse yourself in a new culture, connect with your heritage, and find a sense of belonging. However, this process is also incredibly challenging in other regards. One of the biggest challenges when moving to Israel is leaving your friends, family members, and other loved ones

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