Thursday, June 08, 2006

To Whom it may Concern

I'll break the code of silence towards anonymous posters this one time. This is for you.

You're right. It makes no logical sense to move to Israel. If you ask me what the reasons are for not going, I could list fifty. That's the easiest thing in the world to do. But if you ask me why I AM going, I'll tell you the same thing I told my parents when I wanted to marry Air 11 1/2 years ago. When I'm away from Israel I'm empty.

And while I know that financially, educationally, and politically it's harder there than here, I also know that living there is the Emet. It's real life. It's the goal.

Just like falling in love with and marrying the right man at the wrong logical time, it's about what is in your heart.

18 Comments:

Blogger AuntieLeez said...

you go girl!!!!!

June 09, 2006 2:49 AM  
Blogger 2R said...

You told your parents you wanted to marry Air b/c when you're away from Israel your empty? Bizzarre, he didn't even want to live here then :)

Love 'ya babe...we know the real reason, you wanna chill with me :)

June 09, 2006 6:44 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

awww....

June 09, 2006 9:10 AM  
Anonymous the (revisionist?) shver said...

And...as you recall, even though I had never personally expressed such a thought (and couldn't possibly have understood what it meant to be empty), I immediately agreed that it was a really great reason.

June 09, 2006 10:08 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

You don't owe that anon person any explanations, but as far as one goes, you explained yourself beautifully and elegantly. Kol Ha'Kavod!
-OC

June 09, 2006 12:01 PM  
Blogger DodahR said...

Oh brother...and, Aliza, you wrote what I wanted to write! Shabbat shalom everybody!

June 09, 2006 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Mark C. said...

Aviva,

That is a beautiful explanation. I keep thinking that Israel is like the soulmate of the Jewish people. Just like being with your soulmate unlocks the door to a life full of potential, being in Israel allows a Jew to reach their spiritual heights.

I'm looking forward to seeing you in Detroit next week and wishing you luck on this new journey in person.

Mark

June 09, 2006 1:57 PM  
Blogger iSrAeLiWannab said...

lol i htought air wrote this post and wen i got to the last line i was so confused...
love u veev! im gonna miss u babe :(

June 09, 2006 3:33 PM  
Blogger Emah S said...

I thought all those anon posts telling you to abandon plans was a joke from someone you knew. ugh. guess not, and I agree, you owe them NOTHING. YOU know that you're doing the right thing! Will I still see you on the plane on the 5th? I forget.......

~susie

June 09, 2006 4:01 PM  
Anonymous the shver said...

Maybe "anon" is G&G?

June 09, 2006 4:10 PM  
Blogger DodahR said...

Amusing, shver....

June 10, 2006 6:06 PM  
Blogger Krunk said...

Good for you!!Who cares what anonymous says.It takes a lot of guts to do what you guys are doing.Congrats,I admire what you are doing.

June 11, 2006 8:23 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Awesome. Nesiot Tovot!! [Woah, getting close...!]

June 13, 2006 2:56 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Veev: Even when you get here, it still doesn't always make sense.

But I could not imagine myself wanting to live anywhere else.

It's home. And it's ours.

June 13, 2006 4:10 AM  
Blogger bec said...

i look at it this way. if it made any sense at all, my family would be supportive. :)
good luck!!!!!

June 13, 2006 2:23 PM  
Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

i am so green with envy i
wish you guys all the luck

as me bubby used to say "chazak ve'amatz, uber zie nisht kain PUTZ"

June 15, 2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger DonutsMom said...

Wow, Veev. That's just how I feel. When I was in Israel (living there for school), I felt almost complete - I was just missing my soulmate.
Now that I am with my soulmate, I feel almost complete - just missing my "soul land" if you want to call it that.
Well, you give me hope. Hopefully one day, we will join you....

June 15, 2006 8:57 PM  
Blogger Mirty said...

Follow your heart.

June 16, 2006 4:52 PM  

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