Thinking about making Aliyah, but not ready yet? Â Chances are you’ve made one of the “Top 50Â excusesÂ people give not to make aliyah to Israel”
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1. Israel is too hot.2. Israel is too cold.3. The taxesÂ are too high.4. I wonâ€™t be able to make a living.5. I donâ€™t want to serve in the army.6. I donâ€™t want my children to serve in the army.7. The Israelis are rude.8. I hate getting elbowed.9. You canâ€™t find a real bagel.10. The cream cheeseÂ stinks.11. The pastrami is lousy.12. They donâ€™t have real rye bread.13.Â I canâ€™t leave my parents.14. No baseball.15. Iâ€™m afraid to drive there.16. Iâ€™m afraid of the Arabs.17. Iâ€™m afraid of my mother.18. I canâ€™t learn Hebrew at my age.19. The Israelis make fun of American accents.20. The State of Israel is traf.21. Thereâ€™s preetzut all over the place.22. They kicked Jews out of their homes in Gush Katif.23. They hate the Orthodox.24. Thereâ€™s only one golf course.25. Itâ€™s too far away from the Caribbean.26. You can serve Hashem anywhere.27. My girlfriend doesnâ€™t want to leave her parents.28. It isnâ€™t written in the Torah.29. The Gedolim say we donâ€™t have to go.30. Iâ€™m waiting for Moshiach.31. I donâ€™t want to leave my psychiatrist.32. I donâ€™t want to leave my neurologist.33. I donâ€™t want to leave my hair dresser.34. The toilet paper is too thin.35. The bathrooms are too small.36. Thereâ€™s no central heating.37. Thereâ€™s no wall-to-wall carpeting.38. Iâ€™ll miss Xmas shopping.39. I canâ€™t stomach humus.40. Falafel makes me fart.41. They wonâ€™t accept my wifeâ€™s conversion.42. I donâ€™t know anybody there.43. No one knows me.44. I wonâ€™t be able to find a jobÂ as a Rabbi.45. I still have to pay off college depts.46. You canâ€™t get the NY Sunday Times.47. The move will be too traumatic for my dog.48. Iran is building a nuclear bomb.49. Iâ€™m proud to be an American Jew.50. Hashem wants us to stay in exile â€“ otherwise He wouldnâ€™t have put us here.