ESHEL is Kumah's Journal of Neo-Zionist Thought. The Journal features articles by Kumah readers and Zionist thinkers around the world, such as you. We look to find new ideas for a re-invigorated Zionist future in the land of Israel, the land of our prayers and our dreams.
The name ESHEL comes from Bereishit 21:33. After Avraham, the first Zionist to settle the desert, made a covenant with Avimelech and established the town of Beer Sheva. He planted a tree there called an "Eshel," which is often translated as a Tamarix tree, and he called in trhe name of God. There, God is called the "everlasting God," and how fitting that since that day, Jews have continued to call in God's name from the land which God showed Avraham.
ESHEL is also a Hebrew acronym for the three guiding principles of Kumah and Neo-Zionism: Or Chadash - A new light, Shir Chadash - a new song, and Lev Chadash - a new heart.
We look forward to your contributions to this journal! Please get in touch with us about your Neo-Zionist ideas!