Why I'm Leaving Jerusalem

I have news! I'm moving to Tel Aviv! Yeah, yeah, I know - most of you saw that coming. For years people have asked me, "Why do you live in Jerusalem?" and equally, "Why don't you live in Tel Aviv?". Almost by definition, as a single, secular, anglo Tel Aviv is seemingly the place for me. So why has it taken me this long to get myself there? I'll tell you. When I first made the arrangements for Aliyah my Nefesh B'Nefesh counselor recommended I begin with Ulpan Etzion. Ulpan Etzion is a 5 month intensive, live-in Ulpan (Hebrew learning program) in Jerusalem for young professionals. It is one of the most popular and well known in Israel. Initially I thought, no way. I am not going to live in Je

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