'Terror victim and Zionist emissaries inspired my immigration'

Elie Schiff, who made aliyah after being inspired by terror victim Dafna Meir, shares her story.

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Elie Schiff
Elie Schiff
Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva spoke with Elie Schiff, who made aliyah after being inspired by Dafna Meir, who was murdered by a terrorist at the entrance to her home in Otniel.

Arutz Sheva met Schiff at a special event honoring Torah MiTzion emissaries on their way to their missions in the Diaspora.

Meir's story “meant a lot to me and had a big impact on my aliyah,” she recalled.

“My family as a whole became so connected to Israel through Torah MiTzion and me personally, I really connected to Dafna Meir's story. So I knew I wanted to make aliyah right after college, as soon as I could. When I heard Dafna Meir's story I dropped whatever I was doing and came right away,” said Schiff.

Her family was always Zionist and wanted to make aliyah, but “it wasn't real. We loved Israel but before Torah MiTzion came, we didn't have any realistic concept of what it looked like to be a Jew in Israel. Once the emissaries came, they really were ambassadors for us to want to make aliyah.”

Torah MiTzion is serving as an ambassador for Israel, “and they're showing people that Israel is an amazing place and it's the only place for the Jewish people,” Schiff said.