Is Tel Aviv Good Enough?

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

 

Is Tel Aviv good enough to be counted as doing the mitzvah?

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Are you doing the mitzvah of yishuv haAretz if you can see a view like this?

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Honestly, do you have to be on a historic street in Jerusalem?

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Does an modern shopping center mean you're not a pioneer?

From the Kosher Aroma, the Hadassah Ein Kerem Mall

Must you shop on an old "main street?"

T'fillin on Ben Yehuda

If you don't have a view like this, does it count as aliyah?

view of Eli from Shiloh

IMHO, I'm nobody's rabbi, of course, but as small as our HolyLand is, there's plenty of variety for all.  Pick your spot, and live here in good health!

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Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!