Let's Pick Up the Pace!

Yonaton Behar,

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צילום: ערוץ 7
Yonaton Behar
Yonaton is happily married with 6 children, and 9 grandchildren, and lives in the most amazing Torah community in the world - Har Bracha.

Tov l'hodot L'Hashem - it is good to praise God! The move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and all other future embassies is magnificent, and our deep appreciation goes to President Trump for having the "chutzpah" to get the ball rolling. The question is: What now? Yes, Israel is the start-up nation, and thanks to the deep-seated desire of Israeli Jews who are still connected -- one way or another -- to Judaism, Torah, and 'tikkun olam', they improve the physical world, and make it a better place for all mankind -- whether it be producing water from thin air, or helping those on their way (Waze) reach their destination faster. However, in my humble opinion, in order for us to continue repairing the world with our mind-blowing innovations, we must now deal with the mitzvah of 'yishuv ha'aretz', or settling the Land of Israel, in a more intense and widespread way. After all, our wise and holy Sages said: One of three things that enlarge a man's spirit is a beautiful, spacious dwelling! It's time to enlarge the Land of Israel!

True, houses are being built, roads are being paved, and even neighborhoods are being planned and constructed. But for some reason -- it seems to me, we are lagging behind the pace that Hashem wants. For example, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of drivers, sit in traffic jams daily. How much precious time is wasted -- time that could be used productively to strengthen our country economically and spiritually. We need more and larger roads and better public transportation! We need to build in Judea and Samaria BIG TIME!  I wait and long for the day when even the ARABS come to Israel's political leaders demanding we conquer the eastern side of the Jordan River because living conditions in such a small state are just unbearable! Things are too squished!

We need more overpasses and bridges! We need eight-lane highways! We need high-rise apartment buildings in Judea and Samaria NOW, and not just in Tel Aviv and Petach Tikva, before all the millions of Jews - those who know they are Jews, and those who have yet come to the realization that they have Jewish blood running through their veins -- come home to Eretz Ha'Chaim - the Land of Life -- the Land of Israel! And what about the millions, if not billions, of non-Jewish tourists who will flock to our blessed homeland??? Where will we host them honorably??? We need to build hotels and educational centers to teach the entire world about the One God, the One People of Israel, and the One Land of Israel! They are thirsty to find out, and it is our obligation and merit to teach them!

Our wise and holy Sages said that the Land of Israel is likened to the heart of a man's body: all the life-force stems forth from the heart. To pump the blood/life-force, the heart needs to be strong and healthy! The entire world receives its vitality and blessing from Israel -- the heart of the nations. Currently, our heart is beating at a slow, quiet rate. For the sake of mankind, the entire world, and Hashem -- let's pick up the pace!