Ten Good Reasons to Make Aliyah

In no particular order.

1. You can get nearly anywhere in the country without a car. (failing a bus, tremp.)

2. Chayalim (for females)

3. Falafel.

4. The hikes. Especially Darga.

5. Chayalot (for males)

6. Chocolate spread on lachmaniyot for breakfast

7. The Kars4Kids jingle*

8. Sponga. (Ok, just kidding on that one.)

9. Obamacare*

10. No matter how you dress, you won’t be conspicuous.

* These only apply if you are a potential olah from the US.

Any others to add?

About the Author
Rivka Kirwan is the director of media relations at Kars4Kids, a nonprofit based in New Jersey, where she lives with her husband and two young children. If it were up to her, she'd be living in Israel, which she grew to love in the year she spent there post-high school.
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