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      by Tzvi Fishman
      Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Creativity and Culture

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      Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.

       

      Adar 18, 5771, 2/22/2011

      If You are a Jew, What are You Waiting For?


      I think I can speak for most of us who have merited the incomparable blessing of living in the Land of Israel when I say:

      We love Israel more than bagels and lox.

      We love Israel more than gefilta fish.

      We love Israel more than Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

      We love Israel more than pastrami sandwiches on rye.

      We love Israel more than getting smashed at Sabbath morning Kiddush.

      We love Israel more than looking at the ladies on the other side of the mechitzah.

      We love Israel more than watching the World Series, Super Bowl, Academy Awards, and Reality TV.

      We love Israel more than reading the Sunday NY Times.

      We love Israel more than Audis, Mercedes, Land Rovers, and Cadillacs.

      We love Israel more than pets.

      We love Israel more than six-figure salaries.

      We love Israel more than six-bedroom houses.

      We love Israel more than swimming pools and country club memberships and going to the movies on Saturday night.

      We love Israel more than our secretaries.

      We love Israel more than our shrinks and anti-depressants.

      We love Israel more than kosher cruises to the Caribbean.

      We love Israel more than junkets to Las Vegas.

      We love Israel more than trips to France.

      We love Israel more than Disneyland.

      We love Israel more than retirement in Boca.

      We love Israel more than the ghettos of Brooklyn and Monsey.

      We love Israel more than living amongst the goyim in LA, Melbourne, Toronto, Montreal, London, Johannesburg, Mexico City, and Chicago.

      We love Israel more than ourselves.

      We love Israel more than our families.

      We love Israel more than our lives.

      Do you want to know why?


       


       


       


       


       


       


       


       


       


       


       



       



       


       

      G-d chose the Land of Israel and gave it to the Jews.

      If you are Jewish, what are you waiting for?