Yesterday, the bodies of our four French martyrs - Philippe Braham, 40; Yohan Cohen, 22; Yoav Hattab, 21; and Francois-Michel Saada, in his 60s - victims of the terrorist attack on the Kosher supermarket in Paris, finally came home to Israel to be laid in internal rest (see clip below, courtesy of AP).
Losing beloved brothers and brave martyrs is always a heartbreak. Yet, the fact that they come home to Israel as brave martyrs rather than live beloved brothers is also a tragedy.
The Land of Israel is the only place in the world that a Jew can call home. Sure, A Jew might live in comfort outside of Israel's boundaries, but that comfort is ever so temporary, as history's timeless slaps in the face always remind us Jews.
Brothers and Sisters, it's time to come home - alive and healthy, with your whole family.