Rabbi Ed Snitkoff is the Director of the Ramah Israel Seminar and lives in Jerusalem.
Settling all the land.
From religious idea to secular ideology.
In rabbinic literature, the Land was of primary importance--even as the Diaspora grew.
While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.
Within Israel and in the greater Jewish world there are differing views as to whether there is a religious nature to Israel's Independence Day.
Remembering Jerusalem permeates Jewish belief, thought, and practice in profound and powerful ways.