Monday, June 05, 2006

Waiting To Make Aliyah

(Hat tip: Mordy S.)

This is an awesome post about making Aliyah written by Menachem. Excerpt:
In fact, I think that any person considering aliya, looking at his or her present situation, will always find evidence for pushing off aliya by another year or two (or ten). I don’t think there’s any stage in life where it wouldn’t be beneficial to wait. If you’re just out of high school, then it’s definitely advantageous to get a degree first. Making aliya with a degree is a whole new world over making one without, and roughing it in an Israeli university. If you already have a degree, why not wait until you have an MA, or an MBA? Israeli companies salivate over the prospect of an American MBA, and there’s always the option of telecommuting for an American company, an option much more feasible with a US degree. If you have an MA or an MBA, why not wait a couple of years to build up a nest egg? You can make more in a year in America than you can save in five in Israel.
Though I don't agree with the whole post, which is a subject worthy of its own post, it is a must-read for anyone who has ever or will ever consider moving to Israel - or even not.