Changing the view

Changing the view is a metaphor for many adjustments in our lives.

November 25, 2015 12:18
The Carmel

New view: An early-morning sunrise on the Carmel. (photo credit: WENDY BLUMFIELD)

For immigrants, at whatever stage of their lives they made aliya, change is a metaphor.

Those who faced that challenge in their younger years often gave up a spacious family home in the old country, moving to smaller, more crowded accommodation in Israel; changed careers, helped children adjust to a different educational and social system; supported families through army, university, weddings and the growing extended family as the grandchildren arrived. And perhaps most difficult of all, attempted to learn Hebrew well enough for work and social interaction.


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