Joseph Mencer
Darchei Noam Montessori School, Baltimore
Middle School

The message of Kibbutz Galuyot is a recurring theme in our prayers three times a day.We ask God to blow the great shofar and raise the banner to summon all Jews home.The Jewish temple should be rebuilt in Jerusalem so that His presence is clearly felt.He should have mercy upon us for our eyes to behold this event.Yom HaAtzmaut celebrates the fact that Jews are once again able to return to Israel. In essence, this day is a celebration of the 'Ingathering Of The Exiles'.