When the chips are down and our backs are against the wall, it’s easy to give up. You could put your hands up and admit defeat. Or, you can fight with whatever you have.
Yesterday was Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day). Today is Yom Haatzmaut (Israeli Independence Day). Jewish history is full of persecution, forced conversion, continual resettlement, destruction, murder, and the drive to be true to the faith of our ancestors.
And yet, we are still here. The fact that modern-day Israel has celebrated its 75th anniversary is nothing short of a miracle. Given her obstacles and imperfections (of which there are many), the fact she is thriving is something to admire.
There will obviously be challenges in the future. But knowing that there Israel exists puts a smile on my face like almost nothing else.
Am Yisroel Chai.
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