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A new blog about Aliya and living in the land of Israel.
Everything Dov Indig, killed in action during the Yom Kippur War, said about the secular kibbutz movement has happened.
Remembering a great man whose love for his fellow human beings knew neither religious nor political bounds, and was happily reciprocated by all.
When word arrived that Baron Edmond Rothschild was coming for a visit, with none other than the famous Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the colony turned into a frantic beehive of activity.
Like the lions in Rabbi Kook’s poem, may we also find the longing for freedom.
To all my blogger colleagues in America: if you want to complain about things in Israel, at least come live here, and play your part in the building.
When Ron Nachman set out to found the city of Ariel, he was not interested in just another community of tens to hundreds of families to the east of the Green Line.
Without Eretz Yisrael, the Torah is a shrunken, truncated, mini-version of the complete Torah of Eretz Yisrael.
“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” King David asks. The answer is that we can’t.
The darkness of materialism is so great, who can fight against it?
It’s time for the Jews of America to get out of the country with their money while they can.
My harsh criticism is reserved for extremist behavior that is a result of those Hashkafos – even if it is from my own.
If you think that living in a Xtrian land doesn’t affect you at all, it’s because your brain has been so saturated with dreams of white Christmases.
Each individual Jew should put his life in line with the goal of Clal Israel and not just live a private, ritual Judaism, practicing personal precepts, stripped of our national essence.
Jewish life changes when we are in Galut. Not only does our Clalli soul disappear, but every detail of our life is affected.
This is the Land of Miracles, where our Redemption is unfolding today.
We become a “light to the nations” precisely when we are living together in Eretz Yisrael.
During the reign of King Solomon, the Nation of Israel was at its prime. We lived in peace in our own homeland. A Jewish government ruled over the country from the majestic city of Jerusalem. All of the people gathered for the Festivals at the Temple three times a year. Jewish law went forth from the Sanhedrin. Prophets communicated the word of the Lord to the Nation and the world. A powerful Jewish army guarded the country’s borders. Torah was studied in great academies of learning. Hebrew was spoken on the street. The leaders of foreign nations flocked to Jerusalem to pay tribute to the Jews.
To rectify the blemish caused by galut, the Diaspora Jew has to stop being in exile and join the ingathered. He has to actualize the words of his daily prayers, “And gather us together from the four corners of the earth” by getting on a plane.
One of Rav Kook's public proclamations, sent out all over the Diaspora, years before the Holocaust, was entitled, “The Great Call”: "To the Land of Israel, gentlemen, to the Land of Israel! Let us utter this appeal in one voice, in a great and never-ending cry."
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