Our claim to Israel – Published March 11 around the Israel apartheid week

prayer for the wellfare of the state of IsraelI have an argument with my elder sister ,

For the record, Tehilla (my sister) is an Orthodox ‏professor, that lectures mainly to young Jewish women  who come  to Israel for a one or two years programs.
By now she has thousands of followers. On a personal note – Tehilla is responsible in many ways for my Jewish education. I thought of her a lot this past week. Why?

Well, this past week was a tensed one for anyone who holds an emotional or spiritual link to Israel. Potentially explosive concepts and accusations such as Hate party against Israel / Anti-Semitism / Jewdophobia, were frequently hurled into the poisoned air during Israel apartheid week (I won’t even mention the venom that was shot from the “other” side…).

Israel Independence day – Atzmaut 5773, celebration at the Beth Israel Synagogue (Opening speech)

May 14th 1948 – declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel

.. “by virtue of our natural and historic right and on the strength of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly” ….

David Ben Gurion – the first to be prime minister of Israel

..declares “the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel”..

Today is a Holiday for us.Rabbi Maccabi Yom HaAtzmaut 5773

We thank the Creator of the world, and celebrate the opportunity, to stand on our own two feet, after two thousand years of forced exile.

Psalm 2:8-10 Asking G-d, being connected to Him

שְׁאַל מִמֶּנִּי וְאֶתְּנָה גוֹיִם נַחֲלָתֶךָ וַאֲחֻזָּתְךָ אַפְסֵי אָרֶץ”
Request of Me, and I will make nations your inheritance, and the ends of the earth your possession.”

“תְּרֹעֵם בְּשֵׁבֶט בַּרְזֶל כִּכְלִי יוֹצֵר תְּנַפְּצֵם”
“You shall break them with an iron rod; like a potter’s vessel you shall shatter them.”

“וְעַתָּה מְלָכִים הַשְׂכִּילוּ הִוָּסְרוּ שֹׁפְטֵי אָרֶץ”
“And now, kings, be wise; be admonished, judges of the earth.”