“Do me a favor, bro.”

I felt so guilty last night. My mother, aged 63, practically begged me to leave Elad and relocate my family of seven to Montreal, Canada. Her and my father left Israel over 30 years ago and desperately want to enjoy some “nachess”, as they call their grandsons. But how could I ever leave Israel…? With Yom Ha’Atzma’ut around the corner, I’ve been giving much thought to the many advantages of raising a Jewish family in the Jewish state. “All Israelis are rich!” exclaimed my lawyer sister who lives in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. “What makes you say that?” I wondered...

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