Welcome Home Siegel Family

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Today I joined with Seth and Rachel and Jackie to greet Paul and Carol Siegel and Paul's mother Muriel at the airport as they arrived to make aliyah. Nefesh B'Nefesh put on a whole ceremony for the new olim. Rachel and Jackie held up signs for them to see as they got off the plane. It was the first time I had been to one of these things. It must be nice to come into the country with so much cheering and enthusiasm. Right now, the Siegels should be settling into their lovely new apartment in Rechavia and are lucky enough to be starting their new life here with a friend's wedding tonight. I wish them all the best.


Comment from Steve K. at

What a strange and wonderful notion is represented by aliyah.  The idea of a 'homeland' is not exactly foreign, thanks to our President's political machinations, but I feel no attachment to the US in the way that any Zionistic Jew feels to Israel.  A real cultural home, not just one established by fiat (although in some respects it is), but one steeped with literally thousands of years of tradition and history. 

I am truly envious.  May the Siegels fare well in that beautiful place.