I have been in Israel for one year and I’ve discovered many things about myself and about the country, the people and life here. To put it in a nutshell, this country is as easy or hard as you make it. And yes, I can hear many olim (immigrants) saying: “Bullshit, this country is difficult no matter what you do or how hard you try.” And perhaps they’re right, in many ways. The language, the culture, finding work, getting to know the way things are done… it is difficult.
Friday, July 16, 2010
How do you sum up a year of change, adventure, excitement, happiness, sadness, loneliness, frustration, nostalgia, work experiences and more in a short exchange of words? This is my attempt, but more detailed versions can be found on my personal blog.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Welcome to the new aliyaheroes blog! The aim of this blog is to connect olim chadashim (new immigrants) in Israel. Although there may be many similar blogs and websites in cyberspace, each one has its own unique flavour, and this one will be no different (in its uniqueness, of course).
I made Aliyah from South Africa in July 2009, so starting this blog in my anniversary month seemed rather appropriate. I had planned to keep friends and family updated on my progress on a regular basis from the time I arrived, but life happened and I didn't quite get things off the ground.