The Isles of Exile: Britain?
Dear Rabbi, I found a prophecy in Isaiah that I thought might be speaking about the recent return of the Jews from Britain and the English Empire.
The verse says, “For the isles will hope for Me, and the ships… to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, in the name of the Lord your God and for the Holy One of Israel, for He has glorified you.” (60:9)
It seems to me that this refers to the return of the Jewish people to their homeland “Israel” by ships and would be about their return after 1948.
And it seems to me that the “isle” in this verse is “Britain.” Britain is an isle and I am not aware of the Jewish people ever returning to their homeland in ships from any other nation.
Am I on to something, Rabbi? Thanks!