By Tehilah Ebrani
":וְהוֹרַשְׁתֶּם אֶת הָאָרֶץ וִישַׁבְתֶּם בָּהּ כִּי לָכֶם נָתַתִּי אֶת הָאָרֶץ לָרֶשֶׁת אֹתָהּ"
“And you shall take possession of the land and dwell in it because for you I have given the land to possess it.” (Bamidbar 33:53)
We have always had this mitzvah however, for a long period of time we couldn't fulfill it because we had no army, weapons or ability to settle in the land. Sixty seven years ago everything changed. Today we are blessed with the tremendous gift of being able to do this mitzvah once again. For the first time in many years, we have our own state with our own leader. We have a land that will take us in no matter what. We have a strong army. We can freely return home.
We're in a new time period and we are no longer bystanders. There are so many miracles that unfold before us. We must show our gratitude and appreciation so that G-d is aware of our appreciation and will continue providing miracles for us. On Yom Hazikaron every grave of a fallen soldier is accompanied by a soldier, so that each fallen soldier is commemorated individually. This is just one example of the sense of family and care in Israel.
Join us Sunday morning, June 28th for the annual community "education conferences" in Teaneck and Woodmere. Registration information to follow. The event is free of charge.