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In the verse above, the Prophet Yeshayahu (Isaiah) speaks of a peaceful future in which the Land of Israel will be devoid of violence and Yerushalayim will shine its light onto world. Chaim Weizman, the first President of the State of Israel, explained the illumination that Yerushalayim would provide for the world: “Jerusalem holds a… Read more »

Throughout the Bible, Hashem (God) is compared to a bird shielding His young. One of the more common birds mentioned in the Bible is the eagle. Eagles, who fly higher in the sky than other birds, carry their young on their backs rather than dangling down from their claws. Since eagles fly higher than other… Read more »

In the above verse, the Prophet Yeshayahu (Isaiah) describes the day when Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) will be redeemed. Sitting on the ground, in the dust, is an expression of mourning. In this prophecy, Yeshayahu foretells the People of Israel and the city of Yerushalayim arising and shaking off the dust that has settled on them. This… Read more »

The description of a blooming desert is used throughout the Torah (Bible) as indication of the restoration and thriving of the Land of Israel. In our own era the partnership between man and Hashem has resulted in the rebirth and flourishing of the State of Israel. As a result of God’s blessings together with man’s… Read more »

Shavuot is one of the three central pilgrimage festivals and, according to Jewish tradition, is the day when the Children of Israel experienced revelation, receiving the Torah (Bible) from Hashem (God) at Mount Sinai in the barren desert land. The giving of the Torah was the single most important moment in the history of civilization… Read more »

Which song is the Prophet Isaiah describing in the above verse? The Prophet continues his prophecy with the lyrics to the song that will be sung in the land of Yehuda (Judea): “Open the gates, and let a righteous nation enter a nation that keeps faith.” (Isaiah 26:2) Israel’s first Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Abraham Isaac… Read more »

The Prophet Isaiah speaks speaks of an idyllic time in the future when the earth is calm. Calm may not be one of the first words that one would use to describe the future redemption. The Bible however, does use the calm numerous times as a positive character trait as well as a desirable state… Read more »

Hashem (God) created the world for both man and animal to prosper. Had Hashem desired that only the animals roam the world, there would have been no need for of mishpatecha (משפטיך), ‘your justice’. Man, with the capacity to veer from evil and to become educated, was set on the land to fulfill Hashem’s will…. Read more »

In the Bible, the word Tzion (Zion) often refers to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). Reflecting upon the significance of the holy city, Holocaust survivor and Nobel prize winner Elie Wiesel said, “Jerusalem must remain the world’s Jewish spiritual capital, not a symbol of anguish and bitterness, but a symbol of trust and hope. As the Hasidic master… Read more »

Tzion (Zion) is often used as another name for Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). The name Tzion is first found in II Samuel 5:7 in reference to a mountain near Yerushalayim. A Jebusite fortress stood on this mountain and was conquered by David and later renamed City of David. The term Tzion came to designate the entire Jerusalem… Read more »

The Hebrew word for rest in this verse is damee (דמי), which also means ‘silence.’ Interestingly, the same Hebrew word, dam (דם), means ‘blood.’ Commentators explain the connection in light of Ezekiel 16:6, “Live in spite of your blood.” The hidden meaning behind the verse is, ‘by your silence you shall live.’ In relationships, the… Read more »

In the verse above, the Prophet Yeshayahu (Isaiah) speaks of a peaceful future in which the Land of Israel will be devoid of violence and Yerushalayim will shine its light onto world. Chaim Weizman, the first President of the State of Israel, explained the illumination that Yerushalayim would provide for the world: “Jerusalem holds a… Read more »

Throughout the Bible, Hashem (God) is compared to a bird shielding His young. One of the more common birds mentioned in the Bible is the eagle. Eagles, who fly higher in the sky than other birds, carry their young on their backs rather than dangling down from their claws. Since eagles fly higher than other… Read more »

The book of Isaiah begins with a description of the devastation caused to Yehuda (Judea) during the Assyrian invasion of 701 BCE. Only through Hashem’s (God) kindness and mercy, and not through their own merit and strength, do the Jewish people merit to remain in the land. Our generation is so blessed to see the… Read more »

In the Bible, there are many instances of dance being used as an expression of joy and thanksgiving. One of the most famous instances of dance in the Bible is Miriam and the Israelite women dancing in jubilation after their deliverance from Egypt. The book of Psalms also speaks of dance as an expression of… Read more »

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