I live in Elazar, one of the Yishuvim of Gush Etzion. This summer we will celebrate 10 years of Aliyah, and I am often teased by my sister that I live on another planet, Planet Israel. We made Aliyah ready to live the dream. A dream that my grandparents almost 80 years ago at Auschwitz’s gates, could not have even thought to dream of.
You see on my planet, I live in a Jewish State, a religious community, and a hub of growth and religious development. I am blessed to run the mikveh on our Yishuv, and as I turn the key of the mikveh doors the reality of where I am and the piece of Jewish history that we are writing is never lost on me. [Read more…]