Everyone in Israel has a story, usually fascinating and, at first glance, always a bit mysterious. But the seeming mysteries in each account—a persistent dream, a sequence of apparent coincidences that produce a longing to live in the Land—aren’t truly mysterious at all.
Israel’s ancient prophets did not foretell of a time during which, after much deliberation, the Lord’s chosen would suddenly decide on their own to leave their homes throughout the earth to live in Asia Minor.
The decision to make Aliyah is not ours.
“Do not fear, for I am with you. I will bring your offspring from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from far and my daughters from the ends of the earth.”(Isa 43:5-6)
Every immigrant’s story is Israel’s story and Israel’s story is the fulfillment of God’s promise.[Read more…]
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