“Please,” I begged Rav Hazani. “Let me come on aliyah!”
It had become obvious to me that Israel, not New York, was the center of Jewish life, like the Prophet says, “For the Torah shall go forth from Zion and the word of the L-rd from Yerushalayim.” I realized that Israel was making all the news that mattered. New York was only reading about it.
(To be continued)