Monday, April 18, 2005

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Thoughts on Going Home

Well it's been several weeks since I last wrote. I have been busy, and now I'm headed home. Just as I thought of this, I realized that we're all headed home. Hashem has sent us on a long journey with many things to do. Some of us accomplished much and others not so much. "Hopefully each according to our abilities". That's the secret, it's all in our abilities. Whether great or small, we are all measured by what ablities we've been given.

It seems to me it's very obvious now, Hashem is sorting us all out and moving whom He will to the right places and so on. I just wanted to thank Him for bringing me home as I am blessed to live in Eretz HaKodosh (the holy land), Eretz Yisroel (the land of Israel), in the Shomron (the "West Bank"). I've longed to see my family, and yearned to return to breath the fresh air, smell the flowers and look upon His kadosh "holy" hills where He desires us to live. A good land, a spaceous land, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Torah decribes. You might say "there's turmoil there and it is dangerous, how can you live there? ...and with kids, you're crazy!"

All I know is that Hashem says it is good and the land needs us. That's right, the land of Israel needs each of us (the Jewish people). We are the other half. We are necessary for It's existance, just as it is necessary for ours.

(Akiva notes - R. Nati left this in draft mode, written on 4/13 and mentioned it to me as I just spoke to him at home, in Israel, in his Jewish town in the West Bank, in the hills of Samaria.)

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