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Aliyah and politics: Is ‘Israel being a police state'?

Aliyah and politics: Is ‘Israel being a police state'?

What does ‘Israel being a police state’ have to do with not making Aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/26/2021, 3:15 PM
Aliyah and the police state: the misconceptions

Aliyah and the police state: the misconceptions

Why is Israel often accused of being a ‘police state,’ with this used as a ‘reason’ not to make aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/19/2021, 2:50 PM
The Coronavirus Crisis: A call for immigrants to move to Israel

The Coronavirus Crisis: A call for immigrants to move to Israel

Will the opportunity to make Aliyah last if the gates start closing?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/12/2021, 3:18 PM
Why do the naysayers and skeptics want to prevent aliyah?

Why do the naysayers and skeptics want to prevent aliyah?

Why the majority accepts the naysayers argument so readily regarding aliyah, and how to check their skeptical arguments against the truth.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/5/2021, 4:57 PM
Will the coronavirus interfere with making Aliyah?

Will the coronavirus interfere with making Aliyah?

The coronavirus should not interfere with Aliyah if the person is careful and informative from reliable sources.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/26/2021, 3:14 PM
COVID Pandemic: Why are Olim embarrassed?

COVID Pandemic: Why are Olim embarrassed?

Dr. Sam Minskoff talks about the affect of the pandemic on Aliyah and Diaspora Jews who want to come to Israel.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/22/2021, 1:43 PM
More lockdowns, fear, restlessness and Aliyah

More lockdowns, fear, restlessness and Aliyah

Focus: the key to not getting caught up in the fear and unrest stemming from the pandemic and the resulting quarantines.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/8/2021, 4:30 PM
What lockdowns have to do with the Aliyah story

What lockdowns have to do with the Aliyah story

Fear that distracts the Jew from making Aliyah is like the pandemic from which the only vaccine is Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/1/2021, 3:52 PM
Olim in embarrassment: When the entrance gates to Israel are closed

Olim in embarrassment: When the entrance gates to Israel are closed

The terrifying experience of being trapped in the Diaspora is at hand.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 12/25/2020, 3:44 PM
How much will COVID fears impact Aliyah to Israel?

How much will COVID fears impact Aliyah to Israel?

The coronavirus brings with it fear and a kind of darkness. As Jews, our light knows how to overcome this darkness as wellDr. Sam Minskoff, 12/18/2020, 3:42 PM
Fear, panic, Aliyah and control

Fear, panic, Aliyah and control

The PANicdemic  which appears to be spreading is out to sabotage Aliyah in all its forms.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 12/11/2020, 3:47 PM
Will Biden's administration pose a threat to American Jews?

Will Biden's administration pose a threat to American Jews?

As the situation heats up in the Diaspora, the Jews bear the brunt of it. Signaling desperately for Jews to return home.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 12/4/2020, 12:19 PM
The Biden Syndrome and its effect on Aliyah

The Biden Syndrome and its effect on Aliyah

Turmoil, uncertainty and overall mistrust can be a catalyst for making Aliyah. These turbulent times can make the choice much easier.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/27/2020, 2:57 PM
Lockdown Doldrums pre and post Aliyah

Lockdown Doldrums pre and post Aliyah

The ‘leisure time’ spent during the lock down in the diaspora is best spent planning and preparing for inevitable Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/20/2020, 2:37 PM
How the results of the elections in the US could impact Aliyah

How the results of the elections in the US could impact Aliyah

The increase in Aliyah may stem more from a survival instinct rather than from a desire to fulfill the sacred commandment.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/13/2020, 2:40 PM
the effects of prolonged lockdowns and how to cope with it

the effects of prolonged lockdowns and how to cope with it

Coping with the pandemic and lockdown while adjusting and experiencing the Aliyah process.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 11/6/2020, 12:12 PM
The ‘lockdown blues’ and its effect on Aliyah

The ‘lockdown blues’ and its effect on Aliyah

The ‘lockdown blues’ in connection with ‘Aliyah blues’ is an indication of lacking a certain kind of focus to combat fear.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/23/2020, 5:29 PM
The heart and the mind in dealing with Aliyah and the lockdown

The heart and the mind in dealing with Aliyah and the lockdown

The more one tangles and hassles about and against the lockdown the worse the virus gets (it seems).Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/16/2020, 3:57 PM
The coronavirus and delays in Aliyah - Keep your hopes up

The coronavirus and delays in Aliyah - Keep your hopes up

Despite the hardships and impossibilities and what seems foolish, make Aliyah anyway.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/9/2020, 5:46 PM
The coronavirus and delays in Aliyah - Keep the hope

The coronavirus and delays in Aliyah - Keep the hope

Despite the hardships and impossibilities and what seems foolish, make Aliyah anyway.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/2/2020, 5:50 PM
The world is changing - how does that impact Aliyah?

The world is changing - how does that impact Aliyah?

The plague rages on to the confusion and awareness of others resulting in fear, interest and learning.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 9/25/2020, 3:54 PM
Will there be an Aliyah lockdown?

Will there be an Aliyah lockdown?

The effects of the upcoming strange new season, challenging lockdown (quarantine) on Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 9/18/2020, 3:45 PM
Why are you afraid of immigrating to Israel?

Why are you afraid of immigrating to Israel?

The importance of what to take which is the main focus that helps one to organize and experience the joy of settling in the Land of Israel.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 9/11/2020, 4:38 PM
Strategy for aliyah - beyond the decision

Strategy for aliyah - beyond the decision

What to take and what to leave fortifies the adjustment process of aliyah and settling in the Land of Israel.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 9/4/2020, 4:31 PM
Can Aliyah be a scary experience?

Can Aliyah be a scary experience?

Has G-d got it all wrong? What is needed to convince ‘the 80%’ to make Aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/28/2020, 4:34 PM
'The next wave of Aliyah will be unlike any other'

'The next wave of Aliyah will be unlike any other'

The coronavirus pandemic and anti-Semitism are fueling a wave of immigration to Israel unlike previous waves.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/21/2020, 1:40 PM
Aliyah to Israel: Does the reason really matter?

Aliyah to Israel: Does the reason really matter?

Does it make a difference if aliyah is running to or away from something?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/14/2020, 2:44 PM
How dangerous or fatal is it really for Jews to remain in the Diaspora?

How dangerous or fatal is it really for Jews to remain in the Diaspora?

Is Aliyah the true antidote for the current ongoing coronavirus pandemic among other things?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/7/2020, 6:37 PM
Aliyah: A trail of tears or joy?

Aliyah: A trail of tears or joy?

Aliyah: a process of grief and a process of joy, with grief being an integral part of JOY. Both grief & joy make up one side of ‘the coin.’Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/31/2020, 5:29 PM
When ‘Fake News’ plays into Jew hatred and fear

When ‘Fake News’ plays into Jew hatred and fear

The psychology of Aliyah as it relates to extreme fear of change.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/17/2020, 5:08 PM
Aliyah and the ‘Fear Factor’

Aliyah and the ‘Fear Factor’

If ‘Yankee Doodle’ is dead in America, how will the Jews there respond? Will Jews allow fear to be the dominate factor in making Aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/13/2020, 1:39 AM
Aliyah is accelerating - Why is it happening now?

Aliyah is accelerating - Why is it happening now?

The 'price' people seem to have to pay or receive when making Aliyah needs to be seriously considered.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/3/2020, 6:56 PM
Could civil unrest abroad impact Aliyah?

Could civil unrest abroad impact Aliyah?

The civil unrest in the Diaspora that Jews are blamed for including the coronavirus may very well affect the Aliyah rate in unusual ways.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/26/2020, 5:18 PM
Identity issues keep Jews in the Diaspora despite persecutions

Identity issues keep Jews in the Diaspora despite persecutions

Adjustment or maladjustment is dealt with effectively during the Aliyah process in Israel.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/19/2020, 6:36 PM
How riots affect the Aliyah rate

How riots affect the Aliyah rate

The ever-increasing spike in violence against Jews in the Diaspora appears to correspond with ever-increasing spike in Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/12/2020, 3:18 PM
Is there a connection between Kristallnacht and the riots going on America?

Is there a connection between Kristallnacht and the riots going on America?

Kristallnacht as compared to the ongoing riots occurring now in America.  Are the dynamics similar for similar reasons?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/5/2020, 2:29 PM
Post coronavirus fear-trauma and Aliyah

Post coronavirus fear-trauma and Aliyah

The effects of post coronavirus fear-trauma on the current rate of Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/28/2020, 3:23 PM
Can fear be factor which facilitates and hastens aliyah?

Can fear be factor which facilitates and hastens aliyah?

Emotionally preparing for possible second round of coronavirus and ways to get through the ordeal virtually unscathed.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/22/2020, 4:45 PM
Aliyah under the ‘new normal’ of the age of the coronavirus

Aliyah under the ‘new normal’ of the age of the coronavirus

Just what is normal let alone new normal? Making Aliyah brings about a new normal in itself along with recovery from the coronavirus.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/15/2020, 3:19 PM
Does the coronavirus serve as a catalyst for increased aliyah?

Does the coronavirus serve as a catalyst for increased aliyah?

Are Diaspora Jews becoming more aware that Israel is the safest place on earth for Jews due to how their homelands are handling COVID-19?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/8/2020, 5:50 PM
Coronavirus conspiracy theories affecting Aliyah

Coronavirus conspiracy theories affecting Aliyah

How to deal with the confusion that these conspiracy theories cause when planning Aliyah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/1/2020, 4:50 PM
Have the gates closed on aliyah because of the coronavirus?

Have the gates closed on aliyah because of the coronavirus?

Whatever aliyah plans are currently made, should they now be dropped because of the dangerous plague (virus) or stepped up and hastened?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 4/24/2020, 4:42 PM
How will coronavirus quarantine affect aliyah?

How will coronavirus quarantine affect aliyah?

Could the quarantine imposed in order to stem the spread of the virus affect the timing of aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 4/10/2020, 3:04 PM
Fear and coronavirus: A blessing or a curse in making aliyah?

Fear and coronavirus: A blessing or a curse in making aliyah?

Can there be a time when it might be too late to make aliyah? Should those who are planning aliyah wait until the plague (virus) is over?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 4/3/2020, 5:26 PM
Will the rest of the Jews leave the Diaspora eventually?

Will the rest of the Jews leave the Diaspora eventually?

The often-heard question of ‘what will it take for Jews to leave the Diaspora?’ has been debated and discussed for decades.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/27/2020, 3:08 PM
Will the coronavirus slow down or discourage aliyah?

Will the coronavirus slow down or discourage aliyah?

What can be done to promote aliyah despite the ‘discouraging’ pandemic of coronavirus?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/20/2020, 2:30 PM
Did the Israeli elections affect Aliyah?

Did the Israeli elections affect Aliyah?

Are the effects of the elections on Aliyah negative; thereby, ‘giving’ the naysayers more to complain about?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 3/6/2020, 2:31 PM
Aliyah: The rude awakening

Aliyah: The rude awakening

Aliyah and the RUDE AWAKENING that comes with it can induce the Jew into considering and reassessing his or her quality of life.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/28/2020, 3:49 PM
What makes the adjustment process in Aliyah so challenging?

What makes the adjustment process in Aliyah so challenging?

The challenges that the process of Aliyah presents are curative, healing in design.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/21/2020, 3:18 PM
Impediments that interfere with aliyah: Reasons or excuses?

Impediments that interfere with aliyah: Reasons or excuses?

Are there ‘legitimate’ reasons and not just excuses not to make aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/14/2020, 4:08 PM
Home sickness and ‘Diaspora sickness’: What do ‘they’ have to do with Aliyah?

Home sickness and ‘Diaspora sickness’: What do ‘they’ have to do with Aliyah?

Aliyah can be the remedy for ‘home confusion’ which can lead to mistaken identity during the Aliyah process.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 2/7/2020, 3:18 PM
Aliyah and sovereignty - is there a connection between them?

Aliyah and sovereignty - is there a connection between them?

Knowing what to carry, not only outside but inside, can very well determine and profoundly affect the ongoing aliyah process.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/31/2020, 4:01 PM
Will the rest of the Jews eventually leave the Diaspora willingly?

Will the rest of the Jews eventually leave the Diaspora willingly?

It appears the question of Diaspora is being answered as the Jew hating violence continues to escalate.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/24/2020, 4:30 PM
The effects of Jew hatred and violence on aliyah

The effects of Jew hatred and violence on aliyah

Will upgraded security in the Diaspora be effective in stopping Jew-hating violence, thereby assuring overall safety for Jews?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/17/2020, 4:20 PM
How anti-Semitic violence abroad affects Aliyah

How anti-Semitic violence abroad affects Aliyah

Will increased security in the Diaspora be effective in stopping anti-Semitic violence, thereby assuring overall safety for Jews?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/10/2020, 2:41 PM
The false hope in the Diaspora that seriously discourages aliyah

The false hope in the Diaspora that seriously discourages aliyah

Discouraging aliyah can result in Jews' self-hatred, increased denial of the Jew-hating violence, and apathy.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 1/3/2020, 1:45 PM
Anti-Semitic violence and the world’s bluff, as it affects aliyah

Anti-Semitic violence and the world’s bluff, as it affects aliyah

The Jews' response to anti-Semitism and violent Jew-hatred, both ancient and current, affects the Jew in ways so subtle.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 12/27/2019, 2:44 PM