“For me and other young Jews, the future is no longer in America. What we experienced on campus has a lot to do with it”

COMMON SENSE
My Post-Graduation Plan? I’m Immigrating to Israel.
Blake Flayton
August 29, 2022

I had always felt at home in America. It was my home and my parents’ home and my grandparents’, and it never seemed like it could be any way else. But three weeks from now, I am leaving the place where I was born and making a new life in Israel. The story of why is the story of a growing cohort of Gen Z Jews who see what the older generations cannot yet see: That the future doesn’t feel like it’s here as much as there. When people ask me what the origin point is—when I knew I would leave—it’s not one particular moment, but a collection. Among them…READ MORE

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