Eve chats with Akiva Gersh about his newly published collection of articles on moving to Israel from the West. ‘Becoming Israeli: The Hysterical, Inspiring and Challenging Sides of Making Aliyah’ covers what will sound familiar to many who have taken the step to align our fate with that of the Jewish state. Learning Hebrew, getting used to a new culture, figuring out even the simplest things- those are the challenges. Underlying all of it, though, is an impossible to put into words sense of being part of something so great that it defies rational thought.
Hashem remains a local call even with whatsapp and viber in a way you can’t explain. History is lived in the present. It’s Home.

Written by Eve Harow