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25 Jan 2022

A Land for the People and a People for the Land

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In the summer of 1961 my mother, who was all but 16 years old at the time, made the Prilgramage to Israel as part of a group trip that started in New York, Ireland, Rome and then to Israel. Long carreir jet flights were still a novelty at the time and the European stops were traveling necessities. Her trip to Israel was life changing for her, and she kept a jounral of the entire trip which details the pathologies and adventures of a 16 year old Jewish Women as she escapes her comfort zone and adventures of an internation trip to the promise land amoung her Jewish brethern. If of itself, it was an interesting read for me in my 50's. She has been gone now for almost 30 years. Evidently they got food poisoning on the way and she suffered a teenage crush with unrequited love back home. But all in all, she had an excellent adventure and laid down the foundations for a return to our home after millinium, as I now have children and grandchildren who live, work and learn in Israel.

Here is a wonderful ancient Judean Zuz from the Bar Kolka Rebellion that I picked up last week and is now in the vault. In is a token of our heritage and connection with the past, as Jews have suffered for self-determination frobably longer than any people in the world, although we are far from alone in this quest to find justice in a hostile world.


Comments

Longstrider

Level 6

What a great historic story. Your mom was amazing. Is that tractor picture from a kibbutz? Thanks.

Longstrider

Level 6

Thanks for the response.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

Yes - the Kibbutz trip was a standard part of call trips to the country at the time. It was potent propaganda among other things. I believe they went to Degania ==> https://www.kibbutzvisit.com/listing/kibbutz-degania-alef/ or maybe Moshav kafer Hagla https://moshavhogla.com/

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Thanks for sharing the story of your mother's journey! I'm glad you all have gotten to visit and live in Israel

mrbrklyn

Level 4

http://www.mrbrklyn.com/tzfat.html

AC coin$

Level 6

Great story . Nice coin .

Long Beard

Level 5

There are good blogs and then there are great blogs. Coinage has a unique ability to tell history like few other objects. 72 years later and you would think they'd figure out how not to lose luggage. Got a chuckle out of that comment.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

She seemed to had eventually gotten over the lost baggage and to have found a tractor.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

That is a very nice story and a great coin to go along with it. Thanks for sharing!

Kepi

Level 6

Very nice story. Beautiful coin! Thanks for sharing this one! ; )

Golfer

Level 5

Nice coin and story. Amazing the different paths that take us to what we like and collect. Thanks for sharing.

Nice story. That would make a good book.

Mike

Level 7

Very nice story about your Mom. I know the suffering the Jewish people.have endured. Only because the same went on in Ireland for thousands of years and still today. At one point the British couldn't kill us all so they starved us to death 3 million people. They took all the food from my country and never sent one ship of food. We have the youngest population per capita in Europe. We never fully recovered. We came here and the signs went up Irish need not apply.. Your people are are older brothers!. Very nice coins . Great reason for picking them up!!

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