Around Rosh ha-Shannah, Rogel Alpher published a column in Haaretz called “Why I am Leaving the Country” in which he explained that “Israel is not worth the price it extracts from us, that is the truth.” The hosts of the podcast have their criticisms of Israel, and their worries about the future of the country and, therefore, their own futures. Yet they are here. How do we harmonize between our criticisms of Israel, and our worries, and the fact that we made this place our home by choice and, effectively, we each day make this choice anew?

This is a segment from The “Federation Delegation Visitation Conversation” Edition.


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