Friday, April 27, 2012
The Miracle of The Jewish State
One of the last things Rav Elchanan said, and I'm pretty sure I've heard him say it before, is that the greatest miracle was the actual declaration of a Jewish State. Considering that many Jews in Israel were against it, either for what they considered religious reasons, like the Chareidim, or they had less faith in G-d and feared that declaring a state would further endanger us, until Ben-Gurion actually declared our independence, there were too many doubts.
And here we are, sixty-four years after that fateful day, and we still have state, admittedly imperfect, but as long as we're breathing we can improve, do teshuva, repent.
Chief Rabbi Amar announced not to say the blessing, but obviously Rav Elchanan's rabbinic authority disagrees.
Here are some videos I took of the prayers.