A Prophecy Fulfilled
As I came home from work on Wednesday afternoon, I heard a loud voice coming from our home office. As I approached the door, I observed my daughter singing Hatikvah at the top of her lungs, as part of her online Hebrew homework. I smiled and allowed her to
continue. Just yesterday, as we celebrated the 71st birthday of the State of Israel, I tuned into the international Bible contest, held in Jerusalem, on Israel’s independence day. The finalists consisted of young students from Israel, Panama and the United States. Each morning, before the Shema, we recite the paragraph of ahava raba, detailing the love that God has for Israel. We gather out tzitzit, representing the gathering of the Jews from the four corners of the earth. David Ben-Gurion once said, “In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” Watching the 2019 Bible Contest live from Jerusalem was a prophecy fulfilled; Jews from around the world, united by words of Torah-a true miracle. We pray that the light should continue to radiate from Zion for the next 71 years and beyond.