Statement on Israel’s Independence

On these days that embrace Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha-Atzma’ut, we in the extended ALEPH family reaffirm our commitment to heal the brokenness in our hearts and the world through mitzvot and acts of caring, to heed Torah’s call to pursue peace, justice and care for the earth, and to live our deep love of Israel – praying and working for peace between the children of Yitzhak and the children of Yishmael in the beloved land of our peoples.

“On Israel’s 70th birthday,
let our prayers become prayers of truth.
Let our prayers become prayers of justice.
Let our prayer for peace be a prayer that teaches peace.”

– R’ David Seidenberg