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The Heart and Soul of the Jewish People

It is difficult for younger people to fathom that there was an era when Jerusalem was not under our purview.

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From our actions we should be fortunate enough to merit the age-old command of Isaiah: “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch.”

About the Author: Farley Weiss is president of the National Council of Young Israel. The following members of NCYI’s board of directors and professional staff contributed to the writing of this piece: Robert Levi, chairman of the board; Yosef Poplack, 1st vice president; and Rabbi Bini Maryles, associate executive director and senior director of branch services.


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