Israeli emigrants’ intention to return has been well documented (Shokeid 1988; Uriely 1995). Moreover, statistical evidence indicates that a considerable number of Israeli emigrants – 12,000 annually during the middle 1990s – do return each year (Chabin 1997). However, few studies have actually investigated the experience of returned Israeli emigrants (Toren 1980). To learn about this aspect of Israeli emigration, we interviewed thirty Israelis who had lived abroad for at least four years and returned to the Jewish State during the late 1980s and 1990s. In the following paragraphs, I summarize some of the most common reactions to return.