As mortal beings, it’s impossible to foresee the outcome of events where the course of history is altered in a way we never anticipated. Yet, on Yom Yerushalayim—Jerusalem Day—such an outcome is commemorated.
Come and see the works of God…We went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
“If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you.” DEUTERONOMY 30:4
Israel belongs to the Jewish people; and, God’s plan does not include abandoning the land of Israel for any other chunk of dirt no matter how attractive—including the Baja Peninsula.
From sundown last night through sundown this evening, Tu B’Shevat is celebrated with tree planting and enjoying the fruit of trees. It also marks the beginning of the agricultural year for the purpose of biblical tithing.
The Balfour Declaration’s bold expression of support for a Jewish homeland issued in 1917 by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour on behalf of King George V and the government of Great Britain did not go unchallenged. The Mandate to establish a Jewish national home was virtually derailed by government officials motivated by misguided expediency rather than moral clarity.
“Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land.”