Israel: Destiny, Not Holding Action

What Zionism SHOULD be.

 Rav Kook wrote to the mizrachi delegation to one of the world Zionist congresses (Iggrot 571):

 

“מקור הציונות הוא המקור הקדוש העליון, התנ”ך. לא הד קול, שעם שנאוי בעולם הולך לבקש לו מקלט בטוח מרודפיו, אלא שגוי קדוש, סגולת העמים, גור אריה יהודה, נעור מתרדמתו הארוכה, והנה הוא הולך ושב אל נחלתו, אל גאון יעקב אשר אהב סלה”.

“The source of Zionism is the Holy High source, the Tanach. Not an [mere] echo, that a hated nation in the world is seeking a safe refuge from its enemies, but rather that a holy people, special among the nations, the lion-cub of Judah, is awakening from its long slumber, and is going and returning to its inheritance, to the pride of Jacob which he loved, Selah!”

May all realize that without understanding the spiritual roots of our mission, without connecting our mission to that which is eternal and holy, there will never be a chance at long-term success.

From Chardal, here.

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