Despite all of the above, your children will be Jewish and will have a sense of pride. You will walk the roads where Jewish prophets and kings once walked. You will celebrate Jewish holidays and walk streets named after mega-Jews — not saints. You will become a part of Jewish history as it unfolds and, as an Israeli, you will be a Jew — not Jewish.
Neil Lazarus published a post titled “The top 14 facts they forget to tell you about aliya” which my friend, Rachelle, pointed out on Facebook. I’m not sure about most of the “facts” but number 14 works for me: