Jerusalem Old City and Mount of Olives at Night, Israel

Words Matter

I’d said the prayer a bunch of times before. But this morning, as the congregation recited a blessing for the state of Israel as a community, as my people’s safe haven, two words jumped out at me: eretz kadshenu. Land of our holiness, land of our sanctity. And as a word nerd, I was struck by the concept. The translation read Holy… Read more →