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...
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...

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...

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...
Want to stay updated on Aliyah content?