Hit the nail on the head

28 Nov

This excerpt is from an Aish article called “Israel on my mind, Aliyah and the Meaning of Life”.

When I am in Israel, I feel like a new person. Perhaps it’s the gorgeous scenery and historic sites. Maybe it’s the connection I feel with nearly everyone I meet — from grocer to bus driver to customs official; they are all fellow Jews! When I am in Israel, I feel that my soul is elevated, and my “ordinary” day is extraordinary.
Israel is tuned in to a spiritual frequency that the rest of the world cannot access.

What I am experiencing is nothing new. Our Sages tell us that “the air of Israel makes one wise.” There is a tangible aura within the Land which affects all its inhabitants.

When I compare and contrast Israel with the Diaspora, I see a vast chasm between both worlds. Somehow, the pull of materialism and trivial pursuits seems greater in the Diaspora than it is in Israel, although the Holy Land definitely features some decidedly unholy elements. Yet there is a certain innocence and beauty inherent in Israel that is both indescribable and undeniable. There is a spiritual pull in Israel — a feeling that spirituality and holiness is ripe for the picking. This sensation — although present in various communities across the world — is largely watered down by the larger American culture. It’s as if Israel is tuned in to a spiritual frequency that the rest of the world cannot access.

Kudos to my father who sent me the article.

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