Imagine if America's 5 million plus Jews suddenly decided to follow their religion back to the Jewish homeland, return to Zion, make aliyah ("emmigrate") to the Promised Land of Israel, putting their faith and prayers into practice!
Religious Jews pray daily for the return of the exiles and "Next year in Jerusalem" at Passover. Imagine if American Jewry repented of their hypocritical prayers and put their hearts into such prayers and were moved to actually move to Israel and pray in Jerusalem THIS year!
Imagine if America's many rabbis and Jewish "leaders" would suddenly lead by example and move to the Jewish homeland.
From Israel's national anthem, Ha-Tikvah (the Hope):
As long as deep in the heart,
The soul of a Jew yearns,
And towards the East,
An eye looks to Zion,
Our hope is not lost ...
From the ADL's Yearning for Zion:
The two-thousand-year-old daily prayers continually refer to the return to Zion, such as this one from the thrice-daily silent devotion: "And let our eyes behold Thy return in mercy to Zion. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, who restorest Thy divine presence unto Zion." Among other numerous examples, the return to Zion is included in the grace after meals and Passover Seder tables resonate every year with the refrain "Next Year in Jerusalem."
The seventh blessing of the weekday Amidah prayer is called Ge'ulah ("redemption") and appeals to the LORD for redemption and deliverance.
Behold our affliction and champion our cause, and redeem us speedily for the sake of Thy Name. Blessed are You, Lord, Redeemer of Israel.
The Jewish homeland is today in peril. As Gaza goes (with the illegal expulsion of 8500 Jews from their homes, property and businesses), so goes Israel. Dictator Sharon trampled democracy and despised the Jewish inheritance of the Promised Land of Israel and the defeatist Kadima party continues his Judenrein policies. The secular intensify their campaign to further cut Israelis and Jews off from their Hebrew roots and biblical lands, slitting Israel's throat for sworn enemies who vow genocide against the Jews and plan to pervert Israel into "Palestine!"
Why Do So Many Religious Jews Live in America? is a must read!
I encourage every American Jew to follow their religion back to the Jewish homeland, fulfilling the mitzva (command/good deed) out of loving obedience to our Great Creator God, the God of the Bible, the God of Israel, and empowering themselves to fulfill many more within the Holy Land, and to help save Israel from self-destruction from those anti-democratic and anti-Semitic men and measures with their love of freedom of speech and religion, having been raised in these Lands of the Covenant (the United States/Menashe) to cherish such God given rights.
May faithful Jews not confuse Ersatz New York with Eretz Yisrael! Israel needs American Jews and American Jews need Israel!
Let OPERATION SAVE ISRAEL begin immediately and make history and answer prayers and stop the madness in the Jewish homeland! Such a great influx of American Jews into Eretz Israel could help sweep away the suicidal peace process and restore Israel to its right mind!
Let the blessings begin!
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? ~ Rabbi Hillel -
Nefesh B’Nefesh is committed to help remove the financial, professional, and logistical obstacles that prevent many prospective Olim from fulfilling their dream of Aliyah. In the process, we hope to send an unmistakable signal of Jewish solidarity between Israel and the diaspora and the joint determination to strengthen the State of Israel.