Building Israel

Some Jews make “aaliyah”. This means migrating to Israel. The name for migration to Israel is the same as the word for being called to Torah. It’s a spiritual ascension. But what about those of us who don’t make aaliyah? There are Jews scattered all over the world, not just in Israel. And believe it or not, they are doing a task even greater than those in Israel.

In Israel, holiness and devotion comes easily. That’s not to say there aren’t spiritual challenges. There are everywhere. But Israel’s holiness is unlike that found elsewhere. When Jews are found in other parts of the world, they’re taking upon themselves an enormous task. They’re building Israel themselves. Look at all the beautiful architecture and infrastructure of Israel. Every family outside of Israel has to build all that by themselves. It’s an amazing feat- and it starts with a Jewish home.

When Jews run Jewish homes and instil Jewish values in their children, who do the same, they build Israel. From scratch. Let’s carry on bringing holiness into our homes, and performing mitzvot to hasten the arrival of the Moshiach- may he come speedily and in our days!


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