Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Book I Just Saw: Rise From the Dust

Walking around the Beit Midrash at the YU Israel Kollel, I noticed a book at one of the tables of a student studying at Torat Shraga (which shares space with YU). Called "Rise from the Dust", it's a compendium of sources about the importance of living in the Land of Israel. The pamphlet was written originally in Hebrew long ago by a young man named Tzvi Glatt, who was killed in Hebron in a terrorist attack at the age of 21 in 1980. This year, Moshe Lichtman, who also translated Eim Habanim Semeichah into English.I haven't read the whole thing (or even bought it yet), but if you're into powerful sources demonstrating the central role of the Land of Israel in Judaism, this book is for you. For more about the book and its author, click here.

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