Israel’s Haredi communities have done everything to keep things kosher and Internet Free. A while back there was a brouhaha over all Torah related websites being banned and thereby giving license to make the internet completely Treif. Seeing that this…
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***UPDATE – June 6, 2012*** Yogurty’s may not be so Kosher after all. Click Here to see why. ***END UPDATE*** A couple of days ago, at Bathurst and Eglinton in Toronto, a Yogurtys division opened up right next to where…
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Being that most of my relatives live in Israel, and that I have been to Israel numerous times as a child, I naturally have toyed with the idea of eventually making Aliyah. However, now B”H raising a family of my own, other considerations come into play. Aside from getting all parties to agree to move (most of my wifes’ family lives here in Toronto), another issue is financial.
No, I’m not that worried about whether nor not I will find a job. Thank Gd I feel skilled enough as a web programmer/developer and Search Engine Optimizer to land a job anywhere. That’s not my issue. My issue is whether or not the money earned (which is a lot less) will be enough to sustain my current lifestyle.
I have been warned by friends who are recent Olim, and family, that I should expect to earn about half what I earn in Canada. In some cases people had to go as low as taking a 75% cut. And the prices are not all relative. The only savings are in rent and education (at $300/month per child).