Aliyah Trail

Identity issues keep Jews in the Diaspora despite persecutions

Identity issues keep Jews in the Diaspora despite persecutions

Adjustment or maladjustment is dealt with effectively during the Aliyah process in Israel.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/19/2020, 6:36 PM
How riots affect the Aliyah rate

How riots affect the Aliyah rate

The ever-increasing spike in violence against Jews in the Diaspora appears to correspond with ever-increasing spike in Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/12/2020, 3:18 PM
Is there a connection between Kristallnacht and the riots going on America?

Is there a connection between Kristallnacht and the riots going on America?

Kristallnacht as compared to the ongoing riots occurring now in America.  Are the dynamics similar for similar reasons?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/5/2020, 2:29 PM
Post coronavirus fear-trauma and Aliyah

Post coronavirus fear-trauma and Aliyah

The effects of post coronavirus fear-trauma on the current rate of Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/28/2020, 3:23 PM
Can fear be factor which facilitates and hastens aliyah?

Can fear be factor which facilitates and hastens aliyah?

Emotionally preparing for possible second round of coronavirus and ways to get through the ordeal virtually unscathed.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/22/2020, 4:45 PM
Aliyah under the ‘new normal’ of the age of the coronavirus

Aliyah under the ‘new normal’ of the age of the coronavirus

Just what is normal let alone new normal? Making Aliyah brings about a new normal in itself along with recovery from the coronavirus.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/15/2020, 3:19 PM
Does the coronavirus serve as a catalyst for increased aliyah?

Does the coronavirus serve as a catalyst for increased aliyah?

Are Diaspora Jews becoming more aware that Israel is the safest place on earth for Jews due to how their homelands are handling COVID-19?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/8/2020, 5:50 PM
Coronavirus conspiracy theories affecting Aliyah

Coronavirus conspiracy theories affecting Aliyah

How to deal with the confusion that these conspiracy theories cause when planning Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/1/2020, 4:50 PM
Have the gates closed on aliyah because of the coronavirus?

Have the gates closed on aliyah because of the coronavirus?

Whatever aliyah plans are currently made, should they now be dropped because of the dangerous plague (virus) or stepped up and hastened?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 4/24/2020, 4:42 PM
How will coronavirus quarantine affect aliyah?

How will coronavirus quarantine affect aliyah?

Could the quarantine imposed in order to stem the spread of the virus affect the timing of aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 4/10/2020, 3:04 PM
Fear and coronavirus: A blessing or a curse in making aliyah?

Fear and coronavirus: A blessing or a curse in making aliyah?

Can there be a time when it might be too late to make aliyah? Should those who are planning aliyah wait until the plague (virus) is over?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 4/3/2020, 5:26 PM
Will the rest of the Jews leave the Diaspora eventually?

Will the rest of the Jews leave the Diaspora eventually?

The often-heard question of ‘what will it take for Jews to leave the Diaspora?’ has been debated and discussed for decades.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/27/2020, 3:08 PM
Will the coronavirus slow down or discourage aliyah?

Will the coronavirus slow down or discourage aliyah?

What can be done to promote aliyah despite the ‘discouraging’ pandemic of coronavirus?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/20/2020, 2:30 PM
Did the Israeli elections affect Aliyah?

Did the Israeli elections affect Aliyah?

Are the effects of the elections on Aliyah negative; thereby, ‘giving’ the naysayers more to complain about?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/6/2020, 2:31 PM
Aliyah: The rude awakening

Aliyah: The rude awakening

Aliyah and the RUDE AWAKENING that comes with it can induce the Jew into considering and reassessing his or her quality of life.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/28/2020, 3:49 PM
What makes the adjustment process in Aliyah so challenging?

What makes the adjustment process in Aliyah so challenging?

The challenges that the process of Aliyah presents are curative, healing in design.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/21/2020, 3:18 PM
Impediments that interfere with aliyah: Reasons or excuses?

Impediments that interfere with aliyah: Reasons or excuses?

Are there ‘legitimate’ reasons and not just excuses not to make aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/14/2020, 4:08 PM
Home sickness and ‘Diaspora sickness’: What do ‘they’ have to do with Aliyah?

Home sickness and ‘Diaspora sickness’: What do ‘they’ have to do with Aliyah?

Aliyah can be the remedy for ‘home confusion’ which can lead to mistaken identity during the Aliyah process.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/7/2020, 3:18 PM
Aliyah and sovereignty - is there a connection between them?

Aliyah and sovereignty - is there a connection between them?

Knowing what to carry, not only outside but inside, can very well determine and profoundly affect the ongoing aliyah process.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/31/2020, 4:01 PM
Will the rest of the Jews eventually leave the Diaspora willingly?

Will the rest of the Jews eventually leave the Diaspora willingly?

It appears the question of Diaspora is being answered as the Jew hating violence continues to escalate.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/24/2020, 4:30 PM
The effects of Jew hatred and violence on aliyah

The effects of Jew hatred and violence on aliyah

Will upgraded security in the Diaspora be effective in stopping Jew-hating violence, thereby assuring overall safety for Jews?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/17/2020, 4:20 PM
How anti-Semitic violence abroad affects Aliyah

How anti-Semitic violence abroad affects Aliyah

Will increased security in the Diaspora be effective in stopping anti-Semitic violence, thereby assuring overall safety for Jews?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/10/2020, 2:41 PM
The false hope in the Diaspora that seriously discourages aliyah

The false hope in the Diaspora that seriously discourages aliyah

Discouraging aliyah can result in Jews' self-hatred, increased denial of the Jew-hating violence, and apathy.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/3/2020, 1:45 PM
Anti-Semitic violence and the world’s bluff, as it affects aliyah

Anti-Semitic violence and the world’s bluff, as it affects aliyah

The Jews' response to anti-Semitism and violent Jew-hatred, both ancient and current, affects the Jew in ways so subtle.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 12/27/2019, 2:44 PM
Does rising anti-Semitism mean the time is right for Aliyah?

Does rising anti-Semitism mean the time is right for Aliyah?

The causes behind contemporary anti-Semitism and why now is the time - more than ever - Jews should be making Aliyah to Israel.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 12/20/2019, 2:42 PM
Is making Aliyah the cure for Jew hatred?

Is making Aliyah the cure for Jew hatred?

What happens to those self-hating Jews who choose to remain in the Diaspora and are ‘content’ to do so?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 12/13/2019, 2:30 PM
Are you considering aliyah? This is what you should know

Are you considering aliyah? This is what you should know

The process of considering aliyah includes who and what the individual Jew is in relation to his or her future.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 12/6/2019, 3:55 PM
Aliyah and tolerance of anti-Semitic violence

Aliyah and tolerance of anti-Semitic violence

The time has come to confront the tacit acceptance of anti-Jewish violence. What is the cause - and the cure?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/29/2019, 4:05 PM
Aliyah in a time like no other

Aliyah in a time like no other

The similarities between the Aliyah to Israel today, and the story of Noah’s Ark.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/22/2019, 1:57 PM
Aliyah ‘trauma’: A blessing in disguise?

Aliyah ‘trauma’: A blessing in disguise?

Aliyah is a special adjustment process, through which Jews are blessed like never before.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/15/2019, 4:10 PM
Is Israel the only place where Jews can prosper?

Is Israel the only place where Jews can prosper?

Just what is prosperity when it comes to Jews and aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/8/2019, 4:13 PM
Inclination to make Aliyah: Is it natural or ‘Divine’?

Inclination to make Aliyah: Is it natural or ‘Divine’?

Do Jews have an intrinsic inclination towards Aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/1/2019, 4:11 PM
Assimilation and Jew-hatred: Is it the same in the Diaspora?

Assimilation and Jew-hatred: Is it the same in the Diaspora?

Do Jew-hatred and assimilation depend on location? If so, how are these influences manifested? What actually is ESCAPE AND SAFETY?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/25/2019, 3:28 PM
‘Aliyah Apathy’: The worst thing a Jewish soul can endure

‘Aliyah Apathy’: The worst thing a Jewish soul can endure

Can resisting Aliyah for long periods of time contribute to a hazardous condition to a Jew's soul or spirit?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/4/2019, 2:36 PM
Jews, self-worth and the ‘halo effect’ as affecting aliyah

Jews, self-worth and the ‘halo effect’ as affecting aliyah

The choice to make aliyah is a function of the potential immigrant’s sense of self-worth as a Jew or Israelite.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 9/27/2019, 5:37 PM
Aliyah: The transition from exile to home

Aliyah: The transition from exile to home

Why the transitional anxiety that one experiences when making Aliyah is really a blessing.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 9/20/2019, 2:23 PM
Anti-Semitism vs. Jewish self-hatred: Can conflict be resolved?

Anti-Semitism vs. Jewish self-hatred: Can conflict be resolved?

Is Jewish self-hatred a defense mechanism aimed at getting the world to love Jews and Israel?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 9/6/2019, 6:25 PM
Self-hating Jews and the Stockholm Syndrome

Self-hating Jews and the Stockholm Syndrome

Is the cause of some Jews' self-hatred the result of millennium of persecutions?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/23/2019, 6:39 PM
Who wants to ‘Escape’ from aliyah?!

Who wants to ‘Escape’ from aliyah?!

Why many of the Jews in the Diaspora become convinced that remaining in the exile is the heroic thing to do.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/16/2019, 5:57 PM
Is being in the Diaspora dangerous for a Jew's health?

Is being in the Diaspora dangerous for a Jew's health?

The onset of Diaspora Syndrome starts with denial, lulling a Jew in Exile into a false sense of security.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/9/2019, 6:53 PM
Is the Diaspora so deep in the Jewish DNA that there is no hope?

Is the Diaspora so deep in the Jewish DNA that there is no hope?

How fear and trauma of the exile can warp the perception of a Jew enough to reject the mitzvah of aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/2/2019, 3:09 PM
Is resistance to aliyah tied to denial of one's Jewish identity?

Is resistance to aliyah tied to denial of one's Jewish identity?

The Jew that resists the very Land his or her soul is intertwined with is bound to ‘sink with the ship’.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/26/2019, 4:05 PM
Why self hating Jews don’t ‘get it’

Why self hating Jews don’t ‘get it’

What does it take to get through to self hating leftist Jews and to avoid the worst tragedy of another Holocaust?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/17/2019, 4:40 AM
Self-hating Jews: A harsh recovery from a severe exile

Self-hating Jews: A harsh recovery from a severe exile

A scattered People recovering from two thousand years of exile and persecution are bound to have issues getting in the way of making aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/5/2019, 6:23 PM
Why can't Jews in the Diaspora live a 'normal life' as Jews?

Why can't Jews in the Diaspora live a 'normal life' as Jews?

Hear all the excuses for not making Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/25/2019, 4:16 AM
So, how do we motivate Aliyah?

So, how do we motivate Aliyah?

Other than better available housing, benefits, clearing out the enemy, etc. what would be the most effective motivator in increasing Aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/14/2019, 4:15 PM
Jews of the Diaspora ask: Should Israel be ruled by Torah Law?

Jews of the Diaspora ask: Should Israel be ruled by Torah Law?

After the political debate, Diaspora Jews are also wondering: Can Israeli society accept policies based on Torah or Halacha?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/7/2019, 6:18 PM
A 'proud Jew' or a 'prideful Jew'?

A 'proud Jew' or a 'prideful Jew'?

Does pride and proud mean the same thing when it comes down to a Jew hiding his identity in public?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/31/2019, 5:40 PM
Is a Jew who makes Aliyah a better Jew than one who does not?

Is a Jew who makes Aliyah a better Jew than one who does not?

Does Aliyah justify the prideful claims of a Jew that he or she is a better Jew than those Jews who remain in the Diaspora?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/24/2019, 6:51 PM
Would expelling the enemies of Israel increase Aliyah?

Would expelling the enemies of Israel increase Aliyah?

The factor that actually prevents Aliyah so that the ensuing FEAR creeps in which brings about negative motivation.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/17/2019, 6:46 PM
Does southern terror harm Aliyah?

Does southern terror harm Aliyah?

The fear of lack of protection from rockets due to caving in to the enemy out of fear may affect the frequency of Aliyah. Opinion.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/10/2019, 6:39 PM
An alarm for Jews to return home to Israel?

An alarm for Jews to return home to Israel?

How is it that Jew-hating violence, murders, and massacres occurred most recently on the last day of Pesach? How can this be a coincidence?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/3/2019, 6:46 PM
The connection between the Exodus and Aliyah to Israel

The connection between the Exodus and Aliyah to Israel

The Exodus: Aliyah both general and individual, can be factors leading to redemption of the Jews in general as well as Jews individually.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 4/24/2019, 3:08 AM
Aliyah: When the facts don't tell the truth

Aliyah: When the facts don't tell the truth

How attempts to persuade Jews not to immigrate to Israel by means of 'facts' do not achieve their goal.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 4/12/2019, 4:27 PM
Lies, excuses and 'practical reasons' for not making Aliyah

Lies, excuses and 'practical reasons' for not making Aliyah

'Practical Reasons' for not making Aliyah could create unnecessary and dangerous obstacles along the Aliyah TrailDr. Sam Minskoff, 4/5/2019, 5:53 PM
The anti-Semitic excuses for hatred of Jews

The anti-Semitic excuses for hatred of Jews

The adage that a country's continuously poor economy leads to rising Jew hatred is being challenged in modern times.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/29/2019, 3:49 PM
How to deal with the misguided Jews who discourage Aliyah?

How to deal with the misguided Jews who discourage Aliyah?

Those self hating, misguided Jews who discourage Aliyah and speak out against Israel fact warp the basic precepts of Torah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/22/2019, 4:40 PM