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Are the Olympics for Jews?

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In fact, it is the revival of the Nation’s physical strength which brings about a renewed spiritual strengthening, which we can see today as Israel has turned into the Torah center of the world.

“For the t’shuva of the Nation to succeed, along with its spiritual splendor, there also must be a physical t’shuva which produces healthy blood, healthy flesh, firm, mighty bodies, and a flaming spirit spreading over powerful muscles. Through the power of the sanctified flesh, the weakened soul will shine forth — like the physical resurrection of the dead” (Ibid).

Jews are not to be “nebechs,” weaklings whom everyone can push around. We need not be ashamed of our bodies. We must be strong to learn Gemara, and strong to build and defend the Land.

(The above overview was condensed from our book, The Art of T’shuva, an easy-reading guide to Rabbi Kook’s incomparable writings on the life-saving wonders of t’shuva.)

About the Author: Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Creativity and Jewish Culture for his novel "Tevye in the Promised Land." For the past several years, he has written a popular and controversial blog at Arutz 7. A wide selection of his books are available at Amazon. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of The Jewish Press


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4 Responses to “Are the Olympics for Jews?”

  1. Liad Bar-el says:

    “And He would feed him with the cream of the wheat, and from a rock I would sate you with honey.” (Psalms 81:17) Fresh Wheat Grass Juice is sweet, probably the closest thing to the “fountain of youth” and is very healthy for you. Google the benefits and learn more.
    P.S. One must be at their summit of health to go trout fishing a 3:30 am.:-)

  2. Tex Guest says:

    MARK SPITZ AND SANDY KOUFAX : ( HAD HE PLAYED IN THE OLYMPICS ).

  3. David Hepler says:

    Eat Kale for one of the most balanced leafy green vegetables!

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Tzvi Fishman, author of the Jewish Press blog Felafel on Rye and author of more than a dozen books.
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