I am a convert to Judaism. I live in NY with my Israeli-born and raised husband and
14 year old daughter. We have another daughter and a son living in
Eretz Israel and baruch Hashem we recently became grandparents.
I read your blogs every day and I agree with what you say; both
My husband has an issue with both issues.
He is not anti aliyah but he doesnt see the urgency of the situation`.
We have a business here, and he is afraid to close and so we keep
putting aliyah off. I want to move NOW and he thinks I'm a fanatic
His argument is: if living in galut when there is a jewish homeland
is a sin then why are there sooooo many good, religious jews
still in galut?
I answer him that they are either insincere, misinformed or confused religiously and then he
gives me a look that I'm the crazy one.
It hurts me because I believe that we are supposed to make aliyah
when things are going well for us in galut to really show
G-d that we trust him and want to serve him . After all, it is easy
to make aliyah when things are financially bad or there is anti semitism;
then we'll all flock to Israel like sheep. It is also easy to make
aliyah when Moshiach comes and takes you on his wings ( including your mansion)
This is what the rabbis here teach us. Any advice? Thank you.