On learning Hebrew (In Hebrew and English)

This article will be shorter than some of my previous ones because I decided to write it in both English and Hebrew. Since the Hebrew (see below) will take more time (to put it mildly) and require the assistance of my current ulpan teacher to “check”, I hope you will forgive the relative shortness of this article.

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Welcome to Chelm!

Moving to Chelm

Making aliyah is supposed to be the fulfillment of my of your Jewish identity, so why does Israel make it so difficult? Wasn’t it bad enough in America being the only one who did not hunt for Easter Eggs or bring presents to exchange for the “holiday” party. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and suddenly I have the funny accent, and my skills “are not specific enough”. Laugh and cry with a recent olah as she navigates Israeli bureaucracy.

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