In The Rebirth of Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nehemia Gordon explains why he is a "Zionist", and how the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls parallels the rebirth of Israel as a nation. You can watch the video of his address at the public celebrations of Israel's 69th Independence Day in Huntington, West Virginia or listen to the audio as part of his Hebrew Voices podcast. Please leave a comment below.
Check out the news article in the local Herald Dispatch about the event and my talk.
Translation: When the Lovers of Zion and the Zionists gathered for the annual meeting at the shul on Chol HaMoed Pessach, Gershon Epstein blessed ? the great rabbi here R' Gershon Mendel Ziv, the great rabbi the righteous teacher here R' Baruch Netanel for his exalted sermon in praise of Zion and the great rabbi R' Samuel Jacob Rabinovitz and handed over to me 50 kopeks for the good of the workers in the Land of Israel.