Nature seems to make a hot pause just then: all the loveliest flowers are gone; the sweet time of early growth and vague hopes is past; and yet the time of harvest and ingathering
is not come, and we tremble at the possible storms that may ruin the precious fruit in the moment of its ripeness.
Putin may also father a Sochi process, an ingathering
to the Russian bosom of the disparate Syrian actors, both loyalist and opposition, but that is for the time being at least on hold.
In 1950, Ben Gurion launched the initiative of ingathering
Jewish texts scattered in libraries and collections around the world and bringing them to the fledgling state in the form of microfilms.
amp;nbsp;You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering
at the year's end.
It is both a travelogue and a cultural history, both an ingathering
of facts and an ode.
Imagine that this catastrophe leads directly to a political solution for the survivors: a sovereign state, an ingathering
of the displaced remnant, in a land full of historical resonance for this wandering people.
The State of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering
of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
The work of the Jews, then, is tikkun olam, the repair of the world, and the ingathering
of the shards, the return from exile.
Boianjiu's novel is populated by characters who do not fit into the Zionist image of the place of ingathering
of the exiles, either because the ingathering
fails or because certain exiles are excluded from the category of those who deserve to be gathered in.
This is hardly the grand ingathering
of exiles imagined by idealistic Zionist thinkers, but it does point to new forms of sustenance, a possible turning point in a troubled life.
Benjamin Purnell's claim to be the last in a line of seven messengers from the biblical book of Revelation signaled to true believers the beginning of the end--the ingathering
of the 144,000 Elect at the dawn of the millennium, the thousand-year reign of Christ on Earth.
The theme of the contest was the ingathering
of the exiles, which was also the theme of the ten questions asked by Prime Minister Netanyahu to the last group of contestants.