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Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

”Judah Ben Solomon Hai Alkalai, (b. 1798, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Ottoman Empire [now Bosnia and Herzegovin]—d. 1878, Jerusalem, Palestine), Sephardic RABBI and an advocate]—d. 1878, Jerusalem, Palestine0, Sephardic RABBI and an advocate of Jewish colonization of Palestine.

Alkalai was taken to Jerusalem at an early age, and there he was reared and educated for the rabbinate. At 25 he became rabbi of a congregation of SEPHARDI in Semlin (now Zemun, Yugos.), a border town of the Austrian Empire across the Sava River from Belgrade. There he wrote a book arguing that a physical “return to Israel” (i.e., to Eretz Yisra’el, the Holy Land in Palestine) was a precondition for redemption (salvation), instead of the symbolic “return to Israel” by means of repentance and resuming the ways of God. This doctrine was unacceptable in ORTHODOX JUDAISM and generated much controversy. His second book was a reply to heated attacks on his proto-Zionist views.

After the Damascus Affair, and anti-Semitic outburst of 1840, Alkalai took to admonishing Jews that the event was part of a divine design to awaken Jews to the reality of their condition in exile. Believing that Jews should migrate nowhere but the Palestine, he traveled in England and about Europe seeking support, but his efforts came to naught. Finally in 1871 he left his congregation at Semlin and went to Palestine, where he created a society for settlement. It too failed. But Alkalai’s writings did have some effect, particularly one book, Goral Ladonai (1857; “A Lot for the Lord”). These and his personal migration helped pave the way for the ZIONISM of THEODOR HERZL and others.

(Comeback on 8/23/14 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn about “Judah Ben Solomon Hai Alkalai”.

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My ThrowBack Thursday

Poem of the Day #2

(08/21/14)

Nana’s Living Room

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In Nana’s Living Room

everything so perfect

Shiny and New

Neatly kept and in its place

A piano

begging to be played

No dust

No scratches

Perfectly placed

Fancy chairs and end Tables

Lead crystal bowls

Crystal lamps

When I walked upon the

Baby blue plush carpet

I felt like a princess

Walking to her throne

Right here in my Nana’s Living Room

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Nana’s Living Room©

Felina Silver Robinson