Then our sons in their youth
will be like well-nurtured plants,
and our daughters will be like pillars
carved to adorn a palace.
Our barns will be filled
with every kind of provision.
Our sheep will increase by thousands,
by tens of thousands in our fields (Psalm 144:12-13)
Before he became the state of Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion had a love for his people's historic homeland. Here, he and his family tend to the garden at their Tel Aviv home in the late 1930s. Shabbat shalom, friends.