The existence of the State of Israel, the cultivation of the land's desert, the persistent immigration of Jews to Israel confirm that the Lord, the G-d of the Bible, in whom Jews and Christians believe, is alive.
Cultivation in the northern Negev: Kibbutz Gevulot, founded in 1943, is like a green oasis, built up in the sandy desert, as the pictures are showing: Entrance to kibbutz Gevulot, where the sand begins just in front of the gate (left); inside the kibbutz: blooming flowers, planted into the sand (right).)
Operation Salomo: Great immigration of 14.000 Ethiopian Jews on 24th-25th May 1991: Even the kids are helping: Young Israelis gave the new immigrated kids from Ethiopia their toys and now they are playing together.
This spiritual truth isn't also changed by the fact, that a lot of Israelis aren't observant, aren't practising their Jewish faith. So Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook (1891 - 1982) explains: "The intrinsic value of the State (of Israel) is not dependent on the number of observant Jews who live here. ... the Statehood of Israel is Kadosh (Holy), whatever religious level it has." (Torat Eretz Yisrael (Jerusalem 1991), Pg.344) - "Secularism doesn't lessen the essential Kedusha (Holiness) of the State (of Israel) ... all of the material used in building the Temple became sanctified only after it was set into place. We build with the secular, and sanctify afterward." (Sichot HaRav Tzvi Yehuda, 28th of Iyar, 5727 (1967)) Therefore of course, Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda is yearning - in accordance with his father Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak (1865 - 1935), that "an awakening of penitence will arise, ... a spiritual revolution in Eretz Yisrael". (Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, Orot, Orot HaTechiya, 44)
We Christians who believe in the truth of the Bible, congratulate you,
on Zionism's 115th birthday (29th August 2012: 115th anniversary of the 1st Zionist Congress in Basle/Switzerland)
and on the 65th birthday of the foundation of the State of Israel on 30th April (according to the Jewish calendar) (on 14th May, according to the Christian calendar) 2013.
Happy birthday, Israel!!!!
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