How does Aliyah shape Jewish identity?

Does making Aliyah alter your Jewish identity? Can even the idea of moving to Israel change how you view yourself as a Jew?

Tags: Aliyah Time
Dr. Sam Minskoff ,

North American olim arrive in Israel
North American olim arrive in Israel
Shahar Azran

Dr. Sam Minskoff, a member of the Aliyah team at Arutz Sheva, discusses the effects of Aliyah and the process of adjustment in the Land of Israel - or even the prospect of moving to Israel - on a person's Jewish identity, and how the potential oleh [immigrant] views him or herself as a Jew.