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Go, and Know by Yael Leibowitz

Go, and know…When the world has grown small, and yet family feels farther away than ever, here's a moment to pause, with a sense of pride, and an awareness of destiny (Lech Lecha)GoFrom your native landFrom your father’s homeTo the Land that I will show youGoFrom your...

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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...

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Just a thought

The excuse of many Orthodox Jews in America for not making aliya is that the Israeli government doesn't have enough respect for their religious neds. They don't want to move to Israel and work to improve the situation. Instead, their religious rights are under siege...

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And It Will Be When You Come To the Land

Adapted from teachings of Rabbis Avraham Greenbaum, Pinchas Winston , and Moshe Lichtman Photo credit: Ben GoldsteinThe commandments contained in Ki Tavo are almost the last commandments in the Torah. They relate to the longed for, glorious completion of the journey...

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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...

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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...

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Medinat Yisrael is a Torah Commandment

Medinat Yisrael is a Torah Commandment! The Torah states again and again and again that G-d wants the Jews to live in Israel. So how can it be that some confused Jews think the very opposite, believing they are following the Torah by living in gentile lands, and that...

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Mashiach Now!

Mashiach Now! Only an infant expects his desires to be gratified immediately. He wants his bottle now! He wants his rattle now! If he doesn’t get it, he screams, he hollers, he cries. Sometimes, when a child gets to be an adult, he still wants everything handed to him...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Land of Israel

Believe it or not, chocolate chip cookies were one of the things that made me realize that a Jew’s true place is in Israel. When I started to learn about Judaism in Hollywood, someone told me that a Jew has to say a blessing before and after eating, in order to thank...

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Chofetz Chaim on Aliyah

Chofetz Chaim on Aliyah Several times during the year, I am invited to speak to groups of yeshiva students from the Diaspora who are studying in Israel. One of the questions that I am frequently asked is, “Is it a Mitzvah to live in Israel in a time of danger?”...

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