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They say: There is a land                    אוֹמְרִים: יֶשְׁנָהּ אֶרֶץ

 

Lyrics: Saul Tchernichovsky                                                      מילים: שאול טשרניחובסקי

 

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In our Parasha, Moses describes the merits of the Promised Land, "For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams and springs and fountains issuing from plain and hill; a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey." Tchernichovsky who wrote his famous poem in 1923, as he was riding a tram in Berlin, was desperately wondering if this Promised Land truly exists. He actually wrote a couple of different versions of the poem realizing his first draft was too pessimistic and might be off putting for his fellow Zionists.

 

 

The Masorti Movement is committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision of Zionism. Masorti represents a “third” way. Not secular Judaism. Not ultra-Orthodoxy. But a Jewish life that integrates secular beliefs. Halakhah with inclusion and egalitarianism. Tradition that recognizes the realities of today’s world. Masorti engages tens of thousands of Israelis each year, young and old, native born as well as olim from around the globe.
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