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...

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...

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...

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?”...

Rose-Colored Glasses

Rose-Colored Glasses Shabbat’s Torah portion begins with Moshe begging God to let him enter the Land of Israel. “Please let me pass over there and see the good Land on the other side of the Jordan, this good mountain and the Lebanon” (Devarim, 3:23). As a rule, the...
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