Collection of blogs and essays written by olim: “Becoming Israeli”
“Becoming Israeli”, a first-of-its-kind collection of blogs and essays written by 40 olim, captures the story of making aliyah and acclimating to living in Israel as olim.
Haifisha is recommending this book for people, who are looking for information about how to arrange your first day in the new country, what necessary errands one should be doing and arranging to start the life here on a right foot.
Praise for the book from Deputy Minister Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to Washington,
author, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide:
This wonderful collection from the new generation of Western olim deserves to be widely read among all who care about Israel. My own experience as an oleh a generation earlier was to a very different Israel than the one described in this book. And yet the basic elements of the aliyah process remain the same: adjusting to the often perplexing and occasionally maddening aspects of a country that never ceases to surprise even itself, experiencing a sense of wonder at the endless diversity of Israel and most of all feeling a sense of gratitude that only grows stronger with the years for the privilege of being part of the Jewish people’s return home. Funny, profoundly moving, at once intensely personal and generational, these are voices that need to be heard and amplified in Jewish life. They are the light that is coming out of Zion.
More information about the book to be found here.