IN THE SPIRIT
Jerusalem Day: Windows to World Peace
Passover: Matzah of Love Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
Passover: The Strong Hand and the Outstretched Arm - Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
Poll: 80% of Israeli Jews believe in God - YNet News
Teachings and Teachers
"When approaching a subject as vast and deep as the nature and understanding of the holiness of the land of Israel, one can only hope to open a few doors, explore momentarily a great treasure, and then take a lifetime to develop and experience what has been found. For the nature of holiness itself is innately in a state of hiddeness, as it says in the Song of Songs (4:12): "A garden locked, My sister, bride, a spring locked up, a fountain sealed." We know of the garden, can describe it, love it, explore it, meditate on it, but still it is just beyond our reach, sealed, but just enough so as to keep our longing search "as strong as death" (Song of Songs 8:6)...."
The Elijah Interfaith Institute Honors Jerusalem as Pilgrims' Site for Peace
"Sharing Wisdom: Pilgrims of Truth," Rabbi David Rosen’s presentation
"By definition, a pilgrimage is much more than a journey. The Hebrew words for pilgrimage are 'aliyah la'regel,' which translate as ascending for the foot-festival. The Biblical concept of ascent was both literal and spiritual. It was literal because one came up the Judean mountains to Jerusalem, to the Holy Temple. However, the physical symbolism sought to imbue a state of mind in the pilgrim's consciousness, of spiritual ascent, of being even closer to God; and consequently to be in accord with the Divine Will and commandments. This vision of pilgrimage, of ascent, is central to the prophetic vision of the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth – the messianic vision of universal peace."
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