" I am the L-rd your G-d who rescued you from the land of Egypt... gods besides Me you should not know, and there is no Saviour but Me" (Shemot 20: 2 & Hoshea 13: 4) . A Sephardi discussion on Orthodoxy, the world, notes, essays & other pedantic musings
Thursday, 12 June 2014
My heart is dancing in Jerusalem
“And to Jerusalem, Your city, may You return in compassion, and may You rest within it, as you have spoken.”
This song* is about those many communities which have return to Eretz Yisrael , namely Jews from Yemen, Iraq, Morrocco, Ethiopia & Russia. When me and Rachel (that is my twin sister) visited Israel last year, we both seriously thought about making Aliyah (that is return to Israel). Whilst we are still thinking about it,things have changed a bit in both of our lives, so neither of us are moving just yet. But we both along ,I think, will all of us here, are strong supporters of Israel and Zionists (this does not make us into rabid fanatics, nor does it mean we don't believe or want a lasting peace for both Israelis and Arabs). So long may Israel live, prosper and be a light to the nations of this world.