With a very dry November and winds whipping up to 50 and 60 kph there was a spate of raging fires in Israel last week. At present, the police estimate that about 40 out of the 90 blazes that raged and destroyed houses and large swaths of forests, were started by arsons, most probably Arab, mostly for anti-Israel reasons.
This reminded me of a friend who had been in the U.S. for a three year stay to convince and help Jews go on “aliyah” – move to Israel. Going to the Land of Israel in Judaism is considered going up – going up to a higher level of spirituality, a higher level of living Judaism. Hence moving to Israel is called aliyah, going up. Read the rest here