Sunday, December 04, 2005

Israel Trivia

(Please try to answer without searching Google for the info...)

In what 3-year period was there the highest number of olim from North America?

For bonus points:

Why?



17 Comments:

past three years.Nefesh b'nefesh

By Anonymous daat y, at Sun Dec 04, 12:02:00 PM GMT+2  

i'd venture the same

By Blogger Mobius, at Sun Dec 04, 01:59:00 PM GMT+2  

Clearly.

(Somewhat ironically resentful- nobody paid ME thousands of dollars to make Aliya in the comfort of my own front room)

By Anonymous PP, at Sun Dec 04, 02:26:00 PM GMT+2  

Daat Y, Mobius and PP... keep guessing... (and I didn't get a penny either)...

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Sun Dec 04, 02:30:00 PM GMT+2  

My guess would actually have been 1967 - 1969. The why - mad nutter settlers drawn by the chance to rape and pillage the newly conquered land. But then it may also be during the setting up of Efrat when Rav Riskin brought his whole community, which was a fair bit later. Oh darn this - I am off to google!

By Anonymous H, at Sun Dec 04, 02:38:00 PM GMT+2  

Haim... seems like you ave a whole bunch of different answers there... This wasn't a multiple choice question - one answer plase...

BUT - since you said you were going to google I have disqualified you from answering further until the answer is revealed by someone who hasn't "cheated".

Sorry, but those are the rules...

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Sun Dec 04, 02:41:00 PM GMT+2  

No - there was one clear answer and then just me going back on myself - the clear answer being the only years I actually wrote - 67-69 (post conquest)

By Anonymous H, at Sun Dec 04, 04:25:00 PM GMT+2  

Haim, have you ever thought about entering politics?

It takes talent to come up with an answer like that...

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Sun Dec 04, 04:30:00 PM GMT+2  

I still haven't googled. I think I am right, no?

By Anonymous H, at Sun Dec 04, 04:55:00 PM GMT+2  

Haim, not quite, but on target...

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Sun Dec 04, 05:11:00 PM GMT+2  

I was going to guess 1968-1970.

By Blogger NG, at Sun Dec 04, 07:12:00 PM GMT+2  

NG, you're getting warmer... and you didn't answer the why...

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Sun Dec 04, 07:50:00 PM GMT+2  

1973-75, because Israel struck peace with Egypt? That's when my parents *almost* moved. (grumble)

Had you not said warmer, I might have said 1949-51.

By Blogger Ezzie, at Mon Dec 05, 05:19:00 AM GMT+2  

Ok - 74 - 76 (post Yom Kippur War, including when Efrat was founded. I did google but didn't get the answer. The why - Gush Emunim.

By Anonymous H, at Mon Dec 05, 06:50:00 AM GMT+2  

Ezzie, "Peace" with Egypt wasn't signed until 1979...

Were you grumbling b/c your parents almost moved to Israel, or b/c they didn't?

Haim, you're getting colder...

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Mon Dec 05, 09:30:00 AM GMT+2  

Check out my latest post: The Aliyah Revoloution - for the answer

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Mon Dec 05, 09:43:00 AM GMT+2  

Heh - I got my dates mixed up - I was thinking post '73 Yom Kippur War...

I was grumbling because they didn't. I grumbled again a few years ago, when I realized that almost all their friends and relatives live in Israel. Now I see they can't, but I'm still hoping they will soon anyway. My in-laws are looking to...

By Blogger Ezzie, at Mon Dec 05, 10:23:00 AM GMT+2  

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