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From chuppah to aliyah
Itamar Eichner
Published: 12.09.12, 14:02
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1. מזל טוב
Ethan Schwartz ,   Eilat   (09.12.12)
Welcome to Israel May all of your dreams be achieved. My wife and myself did a similar thing, both to celebrate our wedding with family and to avoid the Israeli Rabbinate.
2. They must be mad
David ,   Haifa, Israel   (09.12.12)
3. Excellent Choice & Best Wishes to the newlyweds !
Moshe ,   Usa   (09.12.12)
4. Big News
Joe B ,   Home   (09.12.12)
Big News
5. marriage & aliya in a week?
oferdesade ,   israel   (09.12.12)
oy vey
6. doctors are poor here and Aliyah will test your marriage to
naftules ,   jerusalem   (09.12.12)
I hope he knows doctors are paid not very well here.... nice dream but it sure aint the same as Doctors in America!!!! huge difference. Aliyah is gonna put their marriage thru the real fire test ... I hope they have what it takes to stay together and stay here. Good Luck , you will need it.
7. Mazal tov and barukbim habayim!
Yakov ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (09.12.12)
8. "Study in Israel for a master’s degree in Diplomacy"
Michael ,   California, USA   (09.12.12)
It is incredible. She will attempt to do it in a country which knows the least about diplomacy in the world, in a country which has the most undiplomatic FM ever. They say "love is blind" and this woman must be hopelessly in love. Congratulations anyhow. I hope they will find a way to keep this woman in Israel, for a while at least.
9. I congragulate this couple...God Bless you!
Al   (09.12.12)
As for the pissheads who insist on raining on their parade. PISS OFF!
10. To #6
Alon ,   Israel   (09.12.12)
You obviously don't know that many Israeli doctors. On average they don't earn like American doctors, but many Israeli doctors do very well, and much better than the average Israeli. It helps to choose the right speciality too. But then nobody moves to Israel to get rich, right?
11. Such high aimers...
Michael   (09.12.12)
I hope that they don't work too hard at their careers since if they do their marriage/close friendship won't last.
12. So excited for you guys!
friends ,   New York USA   (09.13.12)
Mazal tov to one of my best friends! We love you guys!
13. corrected facts
friend ,   NY   (09.13.12)
Alan- went to Yeshiva University, not NYU They left to Israel today, Wednesday- not the day after their wedding Miss you!
14. to 2
Shalom ,   Manchester UK   (09.13.12)
Your problem David is that do not understand how privileged you are to be able to live in Israel, many Jews abroad would love to be able to live in Israel! There are far too many Israeli's who just do not understand or realise how privilaged they are. One life also is what you make of if, success or failure for many depends on what they do or how they run their lives. Old saying "the grass is always greener on the other side"!
15. #14 yes the grass is greener. i came to israel and now the
Oleh - 5 years   (09.13.12)
grass is greener back where i came from.
16. Good idea
Filter ,   New Jersey   (09.13.12)
Good move. It will work out for you. I am one of those in the US regretting that I didnt move there.
17. #6
Tuvia Schertzman,/md ,   Betar Ilit   (09.14.12)
As a physician for over 30 years in both Israel and the US, I would tell you that you are wrong. Many physicians in Israel are making nice salaries along with a high level of academic achievement and nice working conditions. In many ways much nicer than in the US
18. # 2
Birdi ,   Israel   (09.14.12)
LOL, it's not that bad, is it, David??
19. #2 You must be ungrateful.
Jake   (09.14.12)
Did ya look at the recent stats on Jewish versus Arab population in Israel? Aliyah to Israel is a life line to the Jews of Israel. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
20. #8, Just "congratulations" is sufficient.
Jake   (09.14.12)
The rest of your ranting diatribe can be stricken from the record.
21. To number 6,10,17
Dov ,   London   (09.14.12)
I am doubly qualified in Israel and the UK as an Orthopaedic Surgeon I worked 10 years in Tel Aviv. I earn more oney in a day than I did in Israel in a month( In Israel that was 7 days a week in 3 places of work). The salaries for doctors are a pittance. I own a large holiday home on the beach in Hertzylia where I spend half the year. 30 years of hard work in Israel. Trust me life in the Diaspora is extremely easy!
22. #15, The grass is also greener on the other side.
Jake   (09.14.12)
Many Israelis came to the US thinking the streets are paved with gold, and busted their a$$es working odd jobs with long hours, only to find they aren't any happier in the "Garden of Eden".
23. Chuppah to Aliyah
Reading_Terminal ,   Merida, Yucatan, Mex   (09.21.12)
How wise of them to marry in the USA before having to face the local Israeli city rabidnate. Who knows what obstacles might have been thrown up against this couple! Now all they may have to "prove" is that they are indeed Jewish! (What does the Haredi dominated state rabbinate really think about Yeshiva U?) May their marriage, careers, and future family thrive in our Israel!
24. lol
mel ,   aventura, usa   (09.26.12)
I too have the same plans to attend medical school. Most people with a brain go to israel to be in the land not to be in the capitalist robotic mindset of brainwashed americans. mazel tov to the couple even though i do not know them. i want to mak aliyah next year alone with no family... only a dream.
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