Thursday, March 10, 2005

The Holiness of Israel

“The land was not holy at the time of Terah or even at the time of the Patriarchs. It was sanctified by the people when they entered the land under the leadership of Joshua... We do not worship the soil. The land of Israel without the God of Israel will be here today and gone tomorrow.”
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

via The Jewish Virtual Library


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.