This week's topic challenge is aliya laaretz, moving to the land of Israel to live there. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. It is relevant to the weekly Torah reading, in which Avram moved to what later became the land of Israel.

What is it?

There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come up with good questions on.

How does it work?

The topic is chosen from among proposals on Wednesday, and the challenge begins: thinking of and posting good questions in the main site on that topic.

What do I win?

An Internet with more good questions and answers on an interesting topic.

Who came up with this topic?

avi did.

Who came up with this idea, anyway?

Isaac Moses did.

How do we decide on next week's topic?

See the call for topic proposals.

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    If anyone wants to spruce up the relevant tag's [/tags'] wikis, that would be a nice contribution to this challenge as well.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Nov 2, 2011 at 21:32
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    ...namely aliya-laaretz (and eretz-yisrael is relevant too).
    – msh210 Mod
    Nov 2, 2011 at 22:02

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AFAIK the only preexisting question directly on the topic is "Becoming Bnei Eretz Yisroel" from April.

New questions this week on the weekly topic:

  • Some of these I think may be mistagged: they're about yishuv haaretz but not specifically about aliya. Should we have a separate tag for the former?
    – msh210 Mod
    Nov 4, 2011 at 4:20
  • Which of the ones currently listed here do you think are not related to the act of moving to Israel?
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Nov 4, 2011 at 15:49
  • @IsaacMoses, judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11084, judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11096, and (despite its title) judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11071 are about living in EY as opposed to moving there.
    – msh210 Mod
    Nov 4, 2011 at 16:06
  • I think that the two topics are very much intertwined, especially in our context. The [main Jewishly significant] point of moving to Israel is to live there, and a major implication of the imperative to live there is an imperative to move there. I think that practically speaking, we'd have very few questions that would be tagged one and not the other.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Nov 10, 2011 at 15:53

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