Rabbi Simon Jacobson is the author of the best-selling book Toward a Meaningful Life and heads The Meaningful Life Center (www.meaningfullife.com), which bridges the secular and the spiritual, through a wide variety of live and on-line programming. The Center, which has now found its home in Downtown Manhattan's East Village, MLC@ 6th, at 325 East Sixth Street, presents to people of all backgrounds, the universal teachings of Torah as a blueprint for life.
Rabbi Jacobson is the publisher of the largest Yiddish-English weekly newspaper, The Algemeiner Journal (www.algemeiner.com), filling the position of his illustrious father, esteemed journalist Gershon Jacobson.
Our sages teach that there are three states of wholeness that we must always strive for: wholeness of the Jewish people, wholeness of the Torah, and wholeness of the Land of Israel. If even one of the three is not complete, then the others will also suffer. True peace will only be accomplished when we have wholeness of the three. What hope is there for peace and wholeness in the modern land of Israel? Can one be achieved without the others, or are they inextricably connected?