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(24) MESA, January 14, 2019 2:41 PM

I don't just feel that Eretz Yisrael is our homeland. I KNOW it. It's where we Jews belong and it belongs to us. Hashem said so. Right now, we're stuck in the US (which is a great country), but we're davening that Hashem should get us past the obstacles and allow us to get home ASAP.

(23) VALERIE BARTLEY, January 14, 2019 8:25 AM

BARUCH HA'SHEM, MY HEART YEARNS FOR ISRAEL, JERUSALEM IS THE VERY CENTER OF OLAM HA BAH AM ISRAEL CHAI! OMAINE!

(22) Fredric M London, January 14, 2019 7:13 AM

Spiritually

I have not been there for a long time, but spiritually it is my home, as it is the home of every Jew. Am Yisrael Chai!

(21) Anonymous, January 14, 2019 3:37 AM

Israel

Although I live in america I am much more comfortable in Israel I love Israel and the israelis

(20) dayone, January 14, 2019 1:05 AM

Absolutely!

I have no place to peacefully lay my head because I am not home. Next year in Jerusalem.

(19) Ron, January 14, 2019 12:21 AM

Hidden In The Nations

I have begun embracing my Hebrew roots here in the USA. I believe that the 10 lost tribes that were scattered to the nations are being regathered back to the land of Israel. There is a stirring taking place. We are now being taught the TORAH by one Rabbi. Eating kosher. Meeting weekly on the Sabbath (Saturday), celebrating the feast days of Hashem, etc. The second or greater Exodus is getting closer. Ephraim is alive! We are learning the language of creation. Hebrew. The exile is over! Shalom

(18) Anonymous, January 13, 2019 10:35 PM

Yes with special consideration.

America is my homeland. It is the U.S.Army in which I served. Yet I feel a special connection with Israel. It is crucial in my life. It is the beacon of hope and pride for Jews everywhere. I take pride in its achievements. Israel is the protector of Jews everywhere. It is difficult to explain; but I feel I am a part of its reality even though at times I question its political decisions.

(17) Naftali Yisrael, January 13, 2019 10:02 PM

Yes

It's hard to describe how I feel when I'm in Israel. It's like being home. When I visit Masada it's like I have a soulful connection. When I touch the Wailing Wall this unbelievable feeling over -whelms me and I suddenly begin to cry. I have no control over it. I feel that no matter where I am in Israel itself, I have meshbucha next to me.

(16) Dana, January 13, 2019 9:32 PM

Yes

(15) shimon ben yisrael, January 13, 2019 9:27 PM

Yes

My wife and I are at home when we visit Eretz Yisrael. Cannot make Aliyah so that's on us.

(14) Naomi, January 13, 2019 7:50 PM

Yes, Israel is the homeland for all Jews given to us by Hashem himself. Israel’s existence is the only thing that will prevent another Holocaust.

(13) Anonymous, January 13, 2019 7:33 PM

yes

I feel it is my homeland.

(12) Keith, UK, January 13, 2019 6:41 PM

"The Homecoming"

I knew when, in 1977, we flew over the Tel Aviv coastline at night in the El Al 747 bound for Lod/Ben Gurion Airport and then by coach to Jerusalem, that undoubtedly, and inexplicably, my soul had returned. Wow! ... What a feeling! ... It started on the flight, when a sweet girl called Jenny, one of the passengers, was given the hostesses microphone, and sang a musical version of the Hebrew "Sh'ma". With that and the intense feeling of homecoming, I was reduced to tears. Indeed I knew that ahead of me was "home". That feeling has never, never left me, and never will.

(11) Gershom, January 13, 2019 6:32 PM

There is no place - .......

WE - do live in Israel.
As - there is no place - just like this place - anywhere near this place. So - this - must be the place --- that G-D gave us in His living will - of the Torah.

Is it sometimes scary - with all the enemies surrounding us - N/E/W/S - with only the Mediterranean Sea - at our back?
Sure is!

But - with Jewish blood - being spilled - all over the world - by our enemies.
At least - if - may G-D forbid - I or my wife should be killed - at least - we will be fulfilling our obligation - to live in the Holy Land - that G-D gave us through His Living Will - of the Torah.

However - we also pray that all Jews - will be blessed with - all their needs to live in the Holy Land of Israel. Along with - the courage - to make the commitment to live here.

(10) Anonymous, January 13, 2019 6:22 PM

100% YES

I am a Jew! The land was promised to our forefathers, which means to all Jewish People by G-D the Creator of the Universe.

(9) W John Gates, January 13, 2019 6:21 PM

I definatly do! and I'm a practasing Christian!!

On my last visit to Israel I took 15 young men with me. We hired two Mini-Buses and stayed in Youth Hostels. After leaving the Youth Hostel in Rosh Hanika on the Lebanese boarder and having a swim in the Mediterranean Sea, down to Sea of Galilea Sea, to The Dead Sea then to Eilat and ended with another swim.
Four Seas in one day.
I Love the Country with all that is within my being.

(8) menachem, January 13, 2019 5:49 PM

homeland

yes and no. the land yes but the ones selected to oversee it, namely the Eruv Rav, no. anyone who deliberately tries to destroy the connection of our Torah and children is more dangerous than the enemies we have within the land and around the land. until we do as G-D says, it's only going to get more harsh everyday. when we start looking up instead of thinking we're safe with the IDF and IAF then it's just going to be more of the same. when the largest army to ever assemble some to the borders of Israel with Jerusalem as their target, then we'll be glad to fall on our knees and raise our hands. until then I really don't think it as my homeland.

(7) Raymond, January 13, 2019 5:14 PM

Absolutely

I absolutely consider Israel to be my natural homeland since I am, after all, Jewish. There are two reasons why I have not moved there, though. One is money. I have had a tough enough time finally landing the admittedly mediocre job I have here in America, so how much more difficult that would be for me to achieve over in Israel. And then there is the problem of islamoNazi terrorism. Living in Israel would essentially make me an open target for the savage, murderous acts constantly being proudly committed by the followers of Allah. No thanks.

(6) Matis, January 13, 2019 4:56 PM

Home at Last!

I was lucky enough to finally make it to Israel with my wife in 2010, thanks to the unrelenting nudging of my Israeli friend, Avi. I was simply transported to be in a land where EVERYONE was Jewish! I was twice stopped by traffic cops and I LOVED THE COPS!

When friends Skyped and asked how I liked Israel -- I answered, " I love being in Israel so much that even the things that I don't like about Israel -- I LOVE ABOUT ISRAEL!"

Both of my parents' families were destroyed in the holocaust. I have only framed photos of my grandparents. Modern Israel came a bit late for them, but miraculously, IT CAME! I took over 1200 photos in Israel, but I couldn't stop myself from photographing IDF soldiers, (mostly kids), and I brought home over 200 such photos. From a distance I turned my lens to telephoto; close up I was never refused permission to shoot.

I loved Israel long before I actually got there. But my three weeks in Israel as guests of Avi and his family have blessed my life beyond measure.

(5) Anonymous, January 13, 2019 4:30 PM

Israel is my homeland cause I am Jewish and a Chasid

Of course Israel is my homecountry . Now I live in diaspora but in future I have to make an Aliyah because xtians play with us and so it is hard to live under pressure here .1990-1993 I was helping many Jews from Russia to make an aliyah and in Europe it is harder and harder to be a Jew .

(4) me, January 13, 2019 4:28 PM

YES

(3) karim Yaou, January 13, 2019 4:20 PM

Answer

I'm muslim and i went to end my life in that religion but jewish people interest me so much .My Lord Allah like their land and people , he will live with their again for eternity if they help him to resemble humanity around Jérusalem land away devil = world policy balance trust on God .

(2) Anonymous, January 13, 2019 4:07 PM

YES YES YES

Israel is my homeland just because i know that God gave it to me. When I go to Israel I feel at home just with the comforting knowledge that we are all brothers.

(1) Gershom, January 13, 2019 11:46 AM

Of Course ......

Of course - I feel that Israel is my homeland. Why? Because - just like we feel the nostalgic attachment - to the ancestral home and land provided to us - by our parents. And - often have to fight to keep it - from being taken away from us.

So too - there is an attachment - to the ancestral home - provided FOREVER to us - by G-D - our Heavenly Father - in His codicil - His written will - the Torah. Which we - as a people nation - should be extremely proud of.

Many of our ancestors - then - and our family members now - have fought - shed blood - and died - to preserve our Ancestral Homeland of Israel - given to us - by - none other than - our Father G-D.
So we would NEVER - EVER AGAIN - not have - and Ancestral Homeland - for us and our descendants.

Hopefully - for all the Jewish Nation People - and those who've converted.
The sacrifice they made - was - and is not made in vain.

 

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