Lech Lecha – Get Thee Forth to America!

Lech Lecha – Get Thee Forth to America!

LECH LECHA – GET THEE FORTH TO AMERICA! Isn’t it interesting that the very first words that G-d says to Avraham, the father of the Jewish People, is to go to the Land of Israel? What are we supposed to learn from this? Can there be any question at all? One plus one is...

Leaving the Land of Israel

Leaving the Land of Israel One way of understanding the vital importance of Eretz Yisrael to Jewish life is through the prohibition to leave it. When a Jew leaves the Land of Israel, it is as if he or she is turning their backs on the Shechinah and the Holy One...

The Great Call

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!” This isn’t me. It’s Rabbi Kook. He wrote this open letter, which he named, “The Great Call,” to world Jewry in 1907 when...