Dear Torah Letzion donors:
As I begin packing for my year in Israel, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Torah Letzion for the scholarship they have awarded me.
Torah Letzion has allowed me to spend a year in Israel. Many times when students study in Israel, their minds are preoccupied with their what they are learning, and often overlook where they are physically studying. This lets many forget how fortunate they are to be spending a year in Israel. The opportunity to study Torah in the land Hashem promised us is unparalleled.
Torah Letzion has allowed me to study Torah in the same land where our ancestors accepted it and built the Beis Hamikdash. They’ve allowed me to walk the same streets that Aharon Hakohen walked on his way to serve Hakodosh Baruch Hu in the Beis Hamikdash. They’ve allowed me to learn in the same city where our entire nation would gather for Pesach, Shavuos, and Succos. They’ve allowed me to learn just minutes away from where Avraham offered his son Yitzchak as a sacrifice to Hashem. They’ve allowed me to study in a land that has been, and always will be, my home and my People’s home.
This coming year I have many goals in mind: First, I wish to have a deeper connection with Israel, such that it drives me to one day make Aliyah and raise my family here. Torat Shraga offers many tiyulim all over Israel. These tiyulim will allow me to experience the greatness of the land of Israel and deepen my connection with the land that I love. I wish to grow as a Zionist. This year will give me a greater understanding of being a Zionist by celebrating days such as Yom Ha’atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim in the same place where the miracles took place. I wish to have a deeper feeling of being a Jew. Walking around on Shabbos and Yomim Tovim with the streets being mostly clear will deepen my feeling of being a Jew.
I look forward with great excitement to this coming year, full of great opportunities to grow in my Torah learning skills and become a better Jew. I thank Torah Letzion for awarding me a scholarship which really eased the financial burden my parents were facing for this upcoming year.
Student studying in Torat Shraga