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Friday, March 5, 2010

Looking For A Home in Israel? Try Ariel!

As much as I love living in rural-suburban Shiloh, I know that it's not for everyone.  If you want more of the advantages of a city without the pollution, check out Ariel.  Pesky posted details

Due to the large proportion of immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, there are many cultural activities in Ariel.  It's a very modern city near Israel's major highways.

Shiloh isn't far from the college entrance of Ariel.  We have a large religious elementary school, up to the Eighth Grade.  It's a district school (actually separate administration and classes for boys and girls.)  There are many different living options in the Shomron, Samaria.

9 comments:

Pesky Settler said...

Thanks for posting this!

Batya said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Just be aware that it is infested with xian missionaries. And it's a haven for "messianic jews". The mayor cultivates ties to missionary groups. Even sent his own daughter to church in Texas.

Anonymous said...

yeah, i prefer to live in a city with lots of jews, not some vague mix of jews and russian whatevers.

Batya said...

It is a challenge, a special mission for the Jewish People to live there. Yasher ko'ach, all the power to those Jews who are willing.

josh said...

Too bad anonymous does not have the guts to identify themselves while slinging the mud.

FWIW, the fact that you know about missionaries in Ariel is because the people are in tune to what is going on in the city unlike most other areas where people have no clue they live next door to one.

Unfortunately, now is the time to buy in Ariel. The college received the go ahead to become a university, but it is holding off for a couple of years for several reasons. Once it does become a university, the real estate will get a nice shot in the arm with the sudden new demand for housing for staff and a jump in enrollment. Don't say later you did not hear about this.

Batya said...

True, and just like any other city, each neighborhood and building have different types of people. There's a Torani garin from Gush Katif. There is a busy cultural life there and it's very close to Petach Tikvah and Gush Shiloh, not far from the Jordan Valley.

Hadassa said...

Shalom!
The garin Torani, Netzer-Ariel, from Gush Katif was founded by a core group comprising about half of the families from Netzarim along with a few others from other communities. Their activities, including evening classes, a kollel for men and a midrasha for women, are open to the public and have drawn many participants from the general public in Ariel. The garin's outreach programs for the secular public have been well received. Complaining that Ariel is full of missionaries is useless. Supporting those doing something about it, or joining them, if you're the right type, will change the situation.

Batya said...

Amen, Hadassa, well said. Ariel is in The Land of Israel and must be Jewish.