Israel, Zionism & Us
by Rabbi Edward Feinstein, Valley Beth Shalom
The first time I went
to Israel to study, mom told me to call my grandparents to say good-bye.
-- Bubby, I'm leaving
tomorrow for Israel, I'll be there for a year.
-- You're going to
Israel? You're really going there?
-- Yes, I'll be at
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I'm going to study Jewish philosophy.
-- You'll be in Yerushalayim? At a Hebrew University?
The courses are in Hebrew?
-- Yes, all in
Hebrew. With kids from all over the world.
-- Kids from all over
the world, studying in a Hebrew University in Jerusalem? Oy, mashiachzeit! The Messiah has come.
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