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Living two weeks at home and two weeks away, a sacrifice worth making in order to make it in Israel? Dr. Shalom disagrees.
12/2/2012, 11:12 AM

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The Commuter!

This is not the name of a new movie.

“Welcome to Israel” is a greeting I personally last heard 16 years ago when I came on my flight back from my brothers Bar-Mitzvah in Toronto. Some of us hear this greeting once every few years, maybe once a year and maybe a few times a year. What about hearing it 10 times a year? That’s right!

This is the story of olim who make, what to some of us would seem to be an unacceptable sacrifice in order to fulfill the dream to live in the Holy Land. The “commuters” live in Israel and work overseas. Dr. Shalom is one of these olim. He lives in Ramat HaGolan and works in New York.

Is this type of life - living two weeks at home and two weeks away, a sacrifice worth making in order to make it in Israel? Dr Shalom disagrees that it is a sacrifice and says: “When I am at home during the two to three weeks, time is mine! I am able to be with my wife…with my children… with my grandson… able to learn in the morning… able to learn woodworking on my own…” Dr Shalom even said that relationships improved with the change of lifestyle that Aliyah introduced.

After hearing Dr. Shalom I wanted to start looking for a job overseas but my wife quickly brought me back to reality. No, not everyone is built for that type of lifestyle. I for one have great respect for the commuters.

Does it pay financially? How can one work half time and still make ends meet? Make sure to hear Dr. Shalom and his answer to this important question. It has been working for him and his family for ten years. His advice is important for all those thinking about this type of Aliyah!

It just so happens that Dr. Shalom was in New York in the wake of the Hurricane and away from Israel during the Pillar of Defense Operation. That makes for quite an interesting trip and many keen observations. Join us and Dr. Shalom in this interesting and informative interview.

You too may grow wings and be a frequent flyer once you hear Dr. Shalom!

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Aliyah Time me is hosted by David Lev and Hillel Levin & friends. David Lev is the founder and Director of the Aliyah Magazine and he also has a blog on Arutz Sheva entitled: Aliyah Blog. Hillel Levin has been helping new immigrants to Israel for years and together they make a powerful team. They present information regarding making aliyah including purchasing real estate, joining the army, obtaining employment and positive inspiration and an English flair. The podcast airs every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio's English language live streaming audio feed.
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