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Message to Congregation Shaarei Kodesh about the recent events in Israel (July 2014)

Congregation Shaarei Kodesh 

לִבִּי בְמִזְרָח וְאָנֹכִי בְּסוֹף מַעֲרָבMy heart is in the east, and I am in the uttermost west - Yehudah HaLeviI write this letter to you today from Camp Ramah Darom where I am spending two weeks teaching campers and staff, and spending time with thirteen campers and staff members from our congregation. Camp is a magical place happily cut off from the rest of the world. At camp, you do not see anyone looking down at their phones as they walk around, and few people with ear buds blasting music. Instead, you see hundreds of young Jews interacting with each other and basking in the beautiful surroundings of the mountains of North Georgia. However, even though we are seemingly isolated from the rest of the world, we are still connected to our people around the world, especially in Israel. We may be in the uttermost west, but our hearts are in the east. One of the beautiful things about Camp Ramah is their connection to Israel. Not only will you hear Hebrew s…