Acclaim from the Press
“Baruch Labinsky’s concise handbook is to be recommended for all English speaking olim.”
“The book is accessible and down-to-earth without over-simplifying. It tells new arrivals what they really need to know about local practice and terminology in such matters as buying a home and negotiating employment terms. Its approach should be very helpful to the newcomer in tackling the occasionally frustrating experience of dealing with Israeli banks.”
“… this useful guide will help new arrivals avoid pitfalls and the aggravation of learning the hard way, as well as enabling them to exploit advantages Israel has to offer. It should convince olim, and potential olim, that money matters need not be a negative aspect of moving to Israel. Don’t leave home without it.”
–Globes online, Israel’s business news
“The how-to book spans a range of topics, from pre-Aliya financial planning, real-estate decisions and asset management to post-Aliya employment benefits, banking, budgeting, tax planning, investments, insurance and pension options.”
–Jerusalem Post Magazine
“If you are considering making the big step of making Aliyah in the next few years, you will want to invest a few dollars in Baruch Labinsky’s new book, published this year by Mosaica Press titled A Financial Guide to Aliyah and Life in Israel.”
–The Jewish Connection
“Labinsky hits a home run with his Guide, and the positives for the reader happen almost from the very beginning. I realized I had in my hands a book designed to help me. From the beginning, this book was not about the author (as many Aliyah-related books tend to be). It was about the reader. A Financial Guide to Aliyah and Life in Israel is a fantastic book for Olim and those who want to be Olim.”
–Arutz Sheva, Israel National News
“The book (Baruch Labinsky) has written is a gold mine of information to prepare (prospective olim) to understand and prepare financially for life in Israel.”
“… Labinsky’s advice, while Israel specific in many a section, is universally important.
… The issues that Labinsky raises for people considering Aliyah are issues of which we should all be aware, so think about buying this book, even if you’re planning on staying right here in Vancouver, or wherever you might currently live.
… It is very well written, and the repetition of certain concepts both accentuates their importance and will help readers intimidated by finance talk to absorb the material.
… A Financial Guide to Aliyah and Life in Israel is a great resource to at least skim through before meeting with an insurance agent, banking advisor, mortgage broker, or other finance-related professional.”
“The book, which is the first of its kind, is written in a layman-friendly, easy to read format. While some of the chapters are more relevant for people in the aliyah planning stages, others I found very pertinent and helpful for someone like me, several years after aliyah, who had never quite understood all the terms on my Israeli paystub until I read this book …”
“… this “financial guide” is an absolute weapon for self protection and an easier integration into everyday life in Israel … This slim and affordable guide belongs in any synagogue library or, in lieu of such, a public library in a community where there is a substantial Jewish presence.”
–Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, Assoc. of Jewish Librarians, USA