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Thanksgiving  // Posts tagged as "Thanksgiving"

23 Nov Posted by | Comments

Giving Thanks for Israel

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Thanksgiving is the day on the American calendar set aside for watching football, eating copious amounts of food while surrounded by family and friends, gearing up for Black Friday, and, most importantly, reflecting on the many things that each of us has to be thankful for and the countless blessings in our lives. As I ponder the numerous things in my own life that I am grateful for, many things come to mind. Family, friends, health. However, the themes that override them all is Israel and Zionism. I, and my contemporaries, am lucky enough to have been born in a time when Israel exists as a free and independent Jewish State. We are unique in this: generations of Jews have spent thousands of years praying to return to Israel and establish a modern Jewish state, but only for the past...