Daledamos has an excellent post here about the relationship between Orthodox Jews and Israel, and it contains a few surprises.
It started me thinking about why some of us actually make aliyah, and others of us just dream about it. Our own particular aliyah anniversary is coming up in a few weeks, 15 years on the English date May 31st, and I had planned on writing about when I "knew" I would make aliya - (even though it took a good number of years after that to actually do it).
I don't want to turn this into an official meme, but I would like to hear from others who are living here about why they actually made the leap, and collect the links into one place.
Deadline - May 31st - two days before Shavuot.
Update: This is totally voluntary - no "Jewish guilt" involved! Only bloggers who are happy to write about this topic should pay any attention to this.