All Scriptures about the Return of the Jewish People to Israel (Aliyah)


Verses by Topic:
(Bolded verses are especially relevant)

  • God promised to pour out His Spirit upon the Jewish people and restore them to Himself after their physical return to Israel:

  • Isaiah 4:3-5; 11:11-12:6; 27:6, 9; 35, (esp. v. 5); 30:19-26; 43:5-8, 21, 25; 49:12-23

  • Jeremiah 3:14-15; 23:3-6; 24:6-7; 32:37-41; 33:6-9; 50:19-20

  • Hosea 1:10-11; 2:14-23; 3:4-5; 8:10; 14:4-8

  • Joel 2:15-32; 3:1-2, 14-17, 20-21

  • Zechariah 8:7-8; 12:10-13:9

  • Micah 7:12-20

  • God promised to gather His people to Israel from “all the nations,” and from the “north, west, south, and east” (clearly not just a return from Babylon):

  • Isa. 11:11-12; 41:8-9; 43:5-6; 49:12; 60:4

  • Ezek. 11:17-20; 20:33-44; 28:25-26; 34:13-16; 36:24; 37:21-22; 38:8, 12; 39:25-29

  • Jer. 16:14-15; 23:3-4, 7-8; 30:10-11; 31:8-9; 32:37-41

  • Zech. 8:7-8; 10:8-12

  • Hos. 11:11

  • God promised that the State of Israel would be reestablished:

  • Ezek. 37:21-22; Zech. 12:5-6; Isa. 66:7-11

  • Luke 21:24

  • God promised after the Babylonian return to gather His people again in the future:

  • Zech. 8:4-8; 10:8-12

  • Luke 21:24

  • God promised to prosper His people again in Israel:

  • Jer. 3:14-16; 23:3-4; 24:6-7; 30:18-19; 31:4-5, 10-14, 23-25, 27-28; 32:37-44; 33:6-9

  • Ezek. 28:25-26; 34:13-16; 36:8-15, 29-30, 33-38

  • Isa. 44:26; 60:4-11; 61:4

  • Mic. 4:6-7

  • Amos 9:13-15

  • Hos. 2:14-23

  • Zech. 1:14-17; 8:11-13

  • Zephaniah 3:19-20

  • Ps. 102:13-22

  • God promised to bring back all the Jewish people to Israel, and to restore both Israel and Judah (only Judah returned from Babylon):

  • Ezek. 20:40; 36:10; 37:11, 15-22; 39:28

  • Zech. 10:6-10

  • Mic. 2:12-13

  • Jer. 3:18; 23:3-8; 30:3-4; 50:4-5

  • Hos. 1:10-11

  • Isa. 11:12-13; 49:19-21

  • God promised that Israel would experience an agricultural miracle, that the desert would blossom and land would flourish again:

  • Isa. 27:6; 30:23-26; 35:1-2, 6-7; 32:14-15; 41:17-20; 43:19-20; 51:3

  • Ezek. 34:26-29; 36:8-9, 29-30, 34-36

  • Hos. 2:14-23

  • Jer. 31:4-5, 10-14

  • Amos 9:11-15

  • Joel 2:18-26

  • God promised that some Jewish people would return due to persecution:

  • Jer. 16:14-16; 31:16-17

  • Isa. 27:12-13

  • Hos. 11:10-11

  • God promised that Gentiles would help bring the Jewish people back to Israel:

  • Isa. 14:1-2; 43:5-6; 49:22-23; 60:5, 10-11

  • God promised that His people would return to Israel and never again be uprooted from the land:

  • Ezek. 37:25

  • Jer. 23:5-7; 32:37-41

  • Isa. 61:7-8

  • Amos 9:13-15

  • God promised that Israel would overcome its neighboring enemies:

  • Obadiah 18

  • Zech. 12:6

  • Zeph. 2:6-9

  • Ezek. 39:10

  • Micah 4:11-13; 5:9; 6:16-17

  • Is. 11:11-15; 41:15-16; 54:2-3

  • God promised that this return to Israel would be more wonderful, miraculous, and memorable than the deliverance from Egypt

  • Jer. 16:14-15; 23:7-8

  • Mic. 7:12-20

  • Zech. 8:6

Verses by Book:

  • Isaiah 4:3-5; 11:11-12:6; 14:1-2; 27:6, 9, 12-13; 30:19-26; 32:14-15; 35:1-10; 41:8-20; 43:5-8, 19-21, 25; 44:26; 49:12-23; 51:3; 54:2-3; 60:4-11; 61:4, 7-8

  • Jeremiah 3:14-16, 18; 16:14-16; 23:3-8; 24:6-7; 30:3-4, 10-11, 18-19; 31:4-5, 8-9, 10-14, 16-17, 23-25, 27-28; 32:37-44; 33:6-9; 50:4-5, 19-20

  • Ezekiel 11:17-20; 20:33-37, 40-44; 28:25-26; 34:11-16, 23-31; 36:8-15, 16-38; 37:1-14, 15-28; 38:8, 12, 23; 39:7, 10, 22, 25-29

  • Hosea 1:10-11; 2:14-23; 3:4-5; 8:10; 11:10-11; 14:4-8

  • Joel 2:15-32; 3:1-2, 14-17, 20-21

  • Amos 9:11-15

  • Obadiah 17-20

  • Micah 2:12-13; 4:6-7, 11-13; 5:9; 6:16-17; 7:12-20

  • Zephaniah 2:6-9; 3:9-20

  • Zechariah 1:14-17; 8:4-8, 11-13; 10:6-12; 12:1-13:9

  • Psalm 102:13-22

  • Luke 21:24

Selection of Aliyah Scriptures Written Out

Ezekiel 11:17
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.’”

Isaiah 11:11-12
“In that day the Lord will reach out His hand a second time to reclaim…His people…from the four quarters of the earth.

Isaiah 66:8
“Who has ever heard of such a thing?
Who has ever seen such things?
Can a country be born in a day
or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
than she gives birth to her children.”

Isaiah 51:11
“The ransomed of the LORD will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”

Jeremiah 31:8
“See, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth.  Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.”

Isaiah 35:1-2
“The wilderness and wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice….”

Isaiah 35:6-7
“For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.  The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water; in the habitation of jackals, where each lay, there shall be grass with reeds and rushes.”

Isaiah 27:6
“Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.”

Isaiah 49:22
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
‘See, I will beckon to the Gentiles,
I will lift up my banner to the peoples;
they will bring your sons in their arms
and carry your daughters on their shoulders.’”

Isaiah 60:5
“The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.”

Ezekiel 36:34-36
“The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. They will say, ‘This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.’  Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the LORD have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.”

Ezekiel 36:24-28
“For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.  You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God.”

​Zechariah 10:8, 10
“I will gather them in…and there will not be enough room for them.”

​Jeremiah 16:15-16
“For I will restore them to the land I gave their forefathers.”“But now I will send for many fishermen,” declares the LORD, “and they will catch them. After that I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them down….

Ezekiel 39:28
“Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind.

Ezekiel 37:25
“Then they shall dwell in the land…where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever.”

Jeremiah 42:10
“If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you.”

Amos 9:14-15
“I will bring back my exiled people Israel;
they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them.
They will plant vineyards and drink their wine;
they will make gardens and eat their fruit.I will plant Israel in their own land,
never again to be uprooted
from the land I have given them,”
says the LORD your God.

Isaiah 43:5-6
Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’  And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’  Bring My sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth.

Zephaniah 3:20
At that time I will gather you;
at that time I will bring you home.
I will give you honor and praise
among all the peoples of the earth
when I restore your fortunes
before your very eyes
says the LORD

Jeremiah 32:37-41
I will surely gather them from all the lands where I banished them in my furious anger and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety.  They will be my people, and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them.  I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.  I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.

A Look at Zephaniah 3:9 – A Prophecy about the Resurrection of the Hebrew Language


“For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one accord” (Zephaniah 3:9).

Is this referring to the Jewish people speaking Hebrew again, or all peoples speaking a “pure language” of praise, or even having “clean lips” as some translations say?  The key is found in the context.

In context, God is speaking about the Jewish people returning to Israel.  We can see whom God is speaking to in the following verses:

  • The very next verse: “From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, My worshipers, the daughter of My dispersed ones, shall bring My offering” (v. 10)

  • Who else are “God’s dispersed ones” but the Jewish people? Also, it implies here that although they were far off, they will come near (to Israel) to make an offering.  This is made much more clear in subsequent verses.

  • Where will they be? 11 “in My holy mountain” – back in Israel

  • “The remnant of Israel” – v. 13

  • “Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel!  Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem” (v. 14)

  • “In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: ‘Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak.’” (v. 16)

  • Most clear in verses 19-20

  • “’Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you; I will save the lame, and gather those who were driven out; I will appoint them for praise and fame in every land where they were put to shame. At that time I will bring you back, even at the time I gather you; for I will give you fame and praise among all the peoples of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes,’ says the LORD.”

Right now is the time that He’s referring to when all of this will happen – once the people of Israel return to the land of Israel.

So it’s clear God was talking about the Jewish people having a language restored to them, and that the time would be after their return from the ends of the earth.  But why does it say Hebrew would be a “pure language” that is restored to the Jewish people?

Hebrew was a “pure” language because it was a “dead” language for thousands of years (in the sense that no one spoke it as their mother tongue), and was only preserved in the Hebrew Bible and a few other writings.  Then, once it was revived, it was based on the Hebrew Bible itself (the most “pure” text of all), and also it wasn’t mixed with many other languages, although this occurred to every other language over the past centuries.  So it was “pure” in multiple senses!

So then, why does the text say that God would restore this language “to the peoples” and not to one people?

The people of Israel were spread across the globe to so many different countries, that when they returned they had such different cultures and languages that they could hardly be called “one people.”  In fact, there were so many different languages at play and it was so difficult to get everyone to function in Hebrew that it took a “language police” in order to enforce the policy of speaking in Hebrew!

In Ezekiel 37, God says that He would make us one people again on the mountains of Israel. Although in context this is speaking of Judah and Israel, it still verifies the point: there was division amongst the people after being separated from their land for such a long period, yet God would bring unity and make us truly one people once we returned to the land.

God called us “peoples” because we were so diverse and divided when we came back to the land, especially because of lack of a common language.  Yet once He would restore to us a “pure language” – Hebrew – we would become one people again and could serve Him with one accord.  For the rest of the chapter, He refers to us again as one people, because we are now one people again.

He has indeed been faithful to fulfill this promise, just like many others in His Word!

Footnotes for “Supernatural or Just Remarkable”


Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Scripture quotations (Genesis 17:7; Deuteronomy 28:64, 66; Genesis 12:3c; Isaiah 54:10; Exodus 34:6-7) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™
Scripture quotation from Genesis 12:3b is taken from the THE LIVING BIBLE (TLB): Scripture taken from THE LIVING BIBLE copyright© 1971. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

[1] Mark Twain, “Concerning the Jews,” The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, 249.

2 P.E. Grosser & E.G. Halperin, Anti-Semitism: Causes and Effects, 1978.

3 Leo Tolstoy, “What is a Jew?,” Jewish World periodical, London, 1908.

4 Information compiled from the 2003 Encyclopædia Britannica Almanac,, and
5 John Adams, Letter to F.A. Van der Kemp, 1806.
6 See, for example, 2 Kings 17:13-17
7 God makes this point dozens of times in Scripture, and makes it clear that one of the Jewish people’s callings is to declare and reflect who he is to the world (see Ezekiel 36:23; Micah 4:1-2; Zechariah 2:10-11, 8:20-23; Deuteronomy 4:6-8, Psalm 96, 105:1; Isaiah 42:1-7, 56:7; Habakkuk 2:14, and many, many more.).
8 Judith Brown, The Twentieth Century, The Oxford History of the British Empire Vol. IV, 330.
9 “The Real Sick Man of Europe,” The Economist, May 19, 2005.
10 Dennis Prager, “Those Who Curse the Jews and Those Who Bless the Jews,”, July 30, 2002.
11 Here are some of the key passages:

  • Ezekiel 11:16-20; 20:32-44; 28:25-26; 34:13-31; 36:16-38; 37:1-28; 38-39 (esp. vv. 38:23; 39:7, 22, 25-29);

  • Isaiah 4:3-5; 11:11-12:6; 27:6, 9; 30:19-26; 35:1-10; 43:5-8, 21, 25; 49:12-23;

  • Jeremiah 3:14-15; 23:3-6; 24:6-7; 31:27-34; 32:37-41; 33:6-9; 50:19-20; Joel 2:15-32; 3:1-2, 14-17, 20-21;

  • Zechariah 8:7-8; 12:10-13:9; Hosea 1:10-11; 2:14-23; 3:4-5; 8:10; 14:4-8; Micah 7:12-20

These passages were not referring to the return from Babylon (whereas passages like Jeremiah 29 are).  Instead, they are clearly referring to a return from “all the nations,” from the “north, west, south, and east,” and from “the four quarters of the earth” (see Isaiah 11:12; 43:5-6; Ezekiel 36:24-28, etc.).
12 Shulewitz, Malka Hillel. The Forgotten Millions: The Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands, (2000), 133.
13 Paul Johnson, Commentary Magazine, May 1998.
14 David Pawson, Defending Christian Zionism, (2008), 123-124.
15 See, for example, R. Douglas Hurt, “Forestry on the Great Plains, 1902-1942,” Iowa State University.
16 Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad. London: 1881 (New American Library, 1997), 349.
17  “Israel and the Environment,” Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C., 2006.
18 Based on rankings from the U.N.’s Human Development Report of 2011.
19 Based on rankings from the Swiss research institute, IMD, 2010.
20 Based on report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, “Education at a Glance,” 2012.
21 Based on rankings from the U.N.’s Human Development Report of 2011.
22 Based on rankings from the International Monetary Fund, 2011.
23 Based on statistics from the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.
24 Based on statistics from the World Bank for 2014 ( and a 2014 report by Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI), cited by Times of Israel, David Shamah,, May 5, 2014.
25 Report by the U.N. on Agriculture in Israel:, pg. 6.
26 Statistics from: Jonathan Rosenblum, “A Question of Governance,” Jerusalem Post, Jan. 7, 2010.
27 Ynetnews, Ziv Reinstein, “2013: Record year for incoming tourism”,7340,L-4475168,00.html, January 10, 2014.
28 Based on statistics from the CIA World Factbook and UN Data.
29 Efraim Karsh, The Arab-Israeli Conflict. The Palestine War 1948, (2002), 25; Morris, Benny, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, (2004),16.
30 Chaim Herzog, The-Arab-Israeli Wars, (1982), 149.
31 Howard Sachar, A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, (1979), 629.
32 “חלום הבלהות של גולדה מאיר”, Ha’Aretz, Oct. 3, 2003,
33 Wording for this section adapted from the summary given by “Against all Odds – Israel Survives” DVD series.
34 For a fascinating video series on miracles in the Jewish State since its founding, see “Against All Odds: Israel Survives”.
35 See Blaise Pascal, Pensees. Paris: 1669 (NuVision Publications, 2007), 156ff.

Image Credits for “Supernatural or Just Remarkable”


We’d like to extend a special thanks to the following photographers and institutions who graciously offered their excellent work to this project free of charge:​



Cover/Back Page: – Supernatural or Just Remarkable
Western Wall Jerusalem Night,” by Wayne McLean, (jgritz) (Own work) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Israeli men celebrate on Jerusalem day,” Kobby Dagan/
The blue and white national flag of Israel blowing in the wind,” Alice Kirichenko/“Paratroopers at the Western Wall,” by David Rubinger, Israeli Government Press Office
Azrieli towers,” by Eli Ventura, “Israel Photo Gallery – Free images of Israel”
Tower of David Jerusalem,” by Wayne McLean, (jgritz) (Own work) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Arch of Titus Menorah,” by derivative work: Steerpike (talk) Arc_de_Triumph_copy.jpg: user: בית השלום (Arc_de_Triumph_copy.jpg) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Female Kibbutz Workers,” Central Zionist Archives“Theodor Herzl,” Carl Pietzner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
New Immigrants Arriving in Israel,” courtesy United Israel Appeal
Parents giving children piggyback rides outdoors,” ESB Professional/

Spread 1 – “Have you ever wondered”
State of Israel is Born,” Jerusalem Post, used with permission.
“Tower of David Jerusalem” –  see Cover attribution
“Arch of Titus Menorah” – see Cover attribution
Two Girls Holding Hugging The Israeli Flag,” Noam/Armonn/Israelimages
Inauguration Celebration Of New Nahal Settlement Mei Ami In Wadi Ara 1963,” Hashomer Hatzair/Israelimages
Hebrew Text from a portion of a Torah scroll” Matt Ragen/​

Spread 2 – “To begin our investigation/Eternal People”
Torah,” by Lawrie Cate, [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Flickr“Hebrew Text from a portion of a Torah scroll” – see Spread 1 attribution

“Arch of Titus Menorah” – see Cover attribution
Leo Tolstoy,” [public domain]
Auschwitz Fence,” by Keith Allso
Auschwitz, Poland, Hungarian Jews getting off a deportation train,” Yad Vashem archives [public domain], Archival Signature 116DO4​

Spread 4 – “All the peoples on earth will be blessed through you"
Albert Einstein Head,” by Oren Jack Turner, Princeton, N.J. Modified with Photoshop by PM_Poon and later by Dantadd. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons –
Stanley Mazor,” by Ryan K Morris, National Science and Technology Medals Foundation
Jonas Salk,” by
John Adams,” by Asher Brown Durand [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Spread 5 – “Moreover, God called the Jewish people to express his character and his values to the world”
Classic Scales of Justice,” Imagewell/

Spread 6 – “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you”
“Statue of Liberty from ferry,” By O (Own work) [Public domain or CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Houses of Parliament with Big Ben,” Claudio Divizia/​

El Al Boeing 737-800 4X-EKC AMS 2012-10-7,” By Andre Wadman [GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons
“New Immigrants Arriving in Israel” – see Cover attribution
Iraqi immigrants to Israel,” שלזינגר פריץ, 1950, courtesy of Central Zionist Archives (World Zionist Organization), used with permission, item # PHKH\1280828 –
Yemenites Go to Aden,” By Kluger Zoltan (Israeli National Photo Archive) [Public domain, GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons
The First Group of ‘Youth Aliya’ Arriving at the Haifa Port,” Kluger Zoltan, Israeli Government Press Office, D842-062​

Flag of Israel,” ©örn Kindler
“Eliezer ben Yehuda,” Ministry of Education and Culture, Israel [public domain]
The Declaration of the Independence of the State of Israel" by Kluger Zoltan, Israeli Government Press Office (public domain) –
“Beautiful blue rays background,” courtesy of
Quiet Kinneret” courtesy of Anthony Lyle,

Mark Twain I,” Abdullah frères [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Desert image,” courtesy of Anthony Lyle,
Tree in a Field,” by Its-Only-Stock,
“Hebrew Text from a portion of a Torah scroll” – see Spread 1 attribution
Green Hills of Israel,” by

Stock Market Chart,” Sony Sivananda /
Night city Tel Aviv at sunset Israel,” slidezero/
Tel Aviv 1909,” By Avraham Soskin (1881 – 1963) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Stock Market Chart” – see Spread 10 attribution
Warren Buffett,” by Globe-Photos, via
Bill Gates,” by Acepixs, via
“Flag of Israel” – see Spread 8 attribution
“Israeli Soldiers Salute,” by Israel Defense Forces, [CC BY NC 2.0]
Ben Gurion – Gylfi Gíslason 1958,” By PRIDAN MOSHE ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Israel Defense Forces – Life of Lt. Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, 7th IDF Chief of Staff in photos (14),” By Ilan Bruner אילן ברונר ( [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
“Paratroopers at the Western Wall” – see Cover attribution
“Golda Meir and Richard Nixon”, courtesy White House Photo Office Collection [public domain]
Paratroopers Brigade Reconnaissance Batallion in Live-Fire Drill,” by Israel Defense Forces, via Flickr [CC BY NC 2.0]
“Flag of Israel” – see Spread 8 attribution

Spread 13 – “GOD PROMISED”
Mount Hermon,” by Eva Marie Everson

Spread 14 – “What do we conclude from all this evidence?
”“Arch of Titus Menorah” – see Cover attribution
“Blaise Pascal,” Library of Congress LC-USZ62-66282, [Public domain]
Albert Einstein,” Ferdinand Schmutzer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Menachem Begin,” by U.S. Air Force, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Golda Meir,” By Marion S. Trikosko [Public domain], Library of Congress, U.S. News & World Report Magazine Collection, via Wikimedia Commons
“Yemenite Rabbi with radio,” Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-matpc-03285], G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection, [Public domain]
“Elderly Jewish man,” Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-matpc-06346], G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection, [Public domain]
Parents giving children piggyback rides outdoors” – see Cover attribution
Officer Course for Infantry Command,” by Israel Defense Forces, via Flickr [CC BY NC 2.0]
Desert Reconnaissance Battalion Special Training, Nov 2010,” by Israel Defense Forces, via Flickr [CC BY NC 2.0]
“Hebrew Text from a portion of a Torah scroll” – see Spread 1 attribution

Spread 15 – “So What’s Next?”
Western Wall Panoramic,” By Assaf Shtilman (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Man Wrapped in Israeli Flag at Western Wall,” by Ariel Schalit, Associated Press, ID 110601034801

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