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A Zionist Love Story II

(This article expands the metaphor I drew of Israel as a “husband” which I introduced in my first blog of this series.)

When I got off the El Al plane with the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight, which I joined as in-flight press, I admit I felt like French-kissing the land. It had been year since we’ve seen each other.

Only my love was different than the starry-eyed love I encountered among the new olim (immigrants to Israel) about to enjoy the Nefesh B’Nefesh welcome… Continue

Added by Orit on October 11, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

I plan on having a steamy Zionist fling

I divorced Israel in September of 2008, about nine years after making aliyah. I left him, intending to make a clean break. That was the only way I could really move on.

I often liken Israel to a lover. Anyone who makes aliyah is essentially embarking on a marriage with the Jewish state.

It’s easy for Diaspora Jews to fall madly in love with Israel. Israel is so very seductive, especially during the first dates, whether they be educational trips or summer vacations. Just… Continue

Added by Orit on August 12, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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