The Holiness of the Land of Israel(my comments questions in bold italic)
In honor of my hearts desire, the pleasant Mr. Zalman Shazar, Peace and great light from the Great Eagle. May he hover over you every day, constantly, for the length of your days.
Behold I send to you my heartfelt blessing on Tenth Israel Independence Day Fesitval. Blessed is the One who has sustained us and brought us to this time. Who has made for us open miracles in the eyes of the whole world and hidden miracles concealed from our minds. So too may we merit the complete redemption through the revelation of the holy knowledge of the True Tzaddik, the flowing stream the source of Wisdom, may his merit protect us, Amen.
Through the sanctity of Eretz Yisroel. We may merit to know of the True Rebbe. And according to how much we merit to attach and to be included with the True Tzaddik, so too do we merit a portion in Eretz Yisroel.
Eretz Yisroel is the encompassing holiness of all forms of holiness. In her we merit to escape from the perspective of nature and to know and to believe that everything is through divine providence alone. And this awareness is the essence of holiness. (this awareness is the essence of holiness. It took me a very long time to see this. Even now some areas it is a struggle, but I do know now that everything comes from G-d. Everything!) If a person were to truly believe in the sancity of Eretz Yisroel, even in just one part in a thousand of her true holiness, surely he would run and fly to Eretz Yisroel with all his strength, and no obstacle could stop him. (I haven't learned much about this, can anyone tell me more about this, holinees of Eretz Yisroel, that one would run and fly too? what is different? Why? Where is a source that I can learn about this from?)
Every memeber of Israel has a portion in Eretz Yisroel, and there is our life, there is our holiness, there is our home, there is our land, there is our soil, there is our portion, there is our lot. And in Chutz Laaretz [literaly, outside the land] we dwell like a guest with nowhere to lodge, who wanders around in the courtyards, marketplaces and streets, for there is not our land and our portion at all. And therefore it is called outside the land, outside precisley. For we are standing on the outside, literally outside, and there is no one to gather us home, until we shall come on to the ground of holiness.
by dwelling in Eretz Yisroel we can perceive the providence of the blessed L-rd over the world
Yisroel Dov Odesser, Tiberias