Making Aliyah was the best choice I could have made for my family; however some of my initial decisions in the process of settling into daily life here left room for improvement. One such decision was waiting too long in acquiring a personal car.
Now to my defense there was not a service like ours, Ianglo-Auto-Association, at the time; a service geared to assist English-speaking Olim in buying and financing automobiles in Israel.
Security Issues in 2002 was a Factor – But the Real Reason Was…
We made Aliyah in 2002 and experienced different security issues than we now endure. Rock throwing and the occasional use of bullets on private vehicles in the Judea Samaria area were more prevalent then. Looking back however I think I let that issue shoulder the weight of my reluctance to buy a car more than the real reason which was – I did not want to diminish our savings by such a large sum. Olim quickly realize there are enough other things waiting in the wings that will converge to reduce our savings, and financing a used car was not an option, or so we were told it was not.
Ironically my reflective lament is not so much the loss of convenience or the time savings we would have had in not relying on buses and taxis. The regret is the absence of a familiar part of family life that I could have provided my wife and kids to make their and my transition into our new life more comfortable. Had we known then what we know now we would have done it much differently.
As Olim we face major changes in all aspects of our lives. It would have helped all in the family to have that familiarity available earlier than we did. We really felt like onlookers or “also-rans” until we bought a car and started mixing it up on the highways with our fellow Israeli’s.
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