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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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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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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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Haggling in Israel – A Guide to Shopping for New Olim After Making Aliyah

Israel is a captivating fusion of Western modernity and Middle Eastern traditions. One of these traditions deeply woven into the fabric of Israeli society is the age-old practice of haggling. However, many Israelis would use another word instead of practice – art. The art of haggling is on full display daily all throughout Israel, from

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