“Remember” in Hebrew at the Holocaust Memorial, San Juan
“Human being, I have appointed you to be a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a Word from My mouth, you are to warn them for Me” (Yechezk’el) Ezekiel 3:17).
The letter and Word to our contact in San Juan:
Thanks for checking on our Seder reservations. Bill and I enjoyed it! I did make a bit of a mistake, though. I was complimenting the Rabbi on their new building and Mikveh. In my enthusiasm, I said: “And your future daughter-in-law will be in the Mikveh soon!” He said, “Oh, you’ve been listening to the gossip!” I looked at him with a totally blank stare and said: “No, I don’t know any gossip!” He then left the table.
Bill and Penny at the watch tower
I was rather stunned! Pretty soon, he came back to clarify the situation and explained it was your sister’s future daughter-in-law (the Jewish BRIDE) who will soon be using the Mikveh. In this case, the Mikveh is for purification for marriage. She doesn’t know it yet, but the Jewish bride-to-be, along with the Christian bride-to-be, is making herself ready for her Messiah! He will soon reveal Himself to the Jewish part of His Bride–in the Land of Israel!
The Mikveh in San Juan
There is a portion in Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) that may apply to some of our people in Puerto Rico! It is this portion:
“On that day, Adonai will raise His hand the second time to reclaim the remnant of His people who remain from Ashur, Egypt, Patros, Ethiopia, ‘Eilam, Shin’ar, Hamat, and the ISLANDS OF THE SEA.”
Puerto Rico may well be one of the special islands of the sea! Jewish agencies do most of the help with Aliyah, but it is nice to have extra help from people who care. That is Bill and me! We care! I remember when I traveled to India. There was a family in Delhi that helped me–just by having me to dinner and being there for me. Extra funds are always good, too, once in the Land. So, if anyone in Puerto Rico would like extra help making Aliyah, will you please let us know? We have friends in Israel to contact and friends in the US to help with extra finance. We will often be in Israel, too!
Love your island–especially the people! By the way, we had an opportunity to welcome some Israelis to Puerto Rico last evening! We were on a private boat tour when we saw a boat sporting an Israeli flag drop anchor! “Captain Ivan,” our skipper, said the boat had just arrived from Israel! So, Bill and I yelled: “SHALOM! SHALOM ALEICHEM!” The Israelis looked so weary, but seemed encouraged as we all waved and shouted together. It is so nice to feel welcome.