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Nothing Like It in Human History – Hillel Halkin

(Daily Alert)
There’s been nothing like it in human history. A small and ancient people loses its land and forgets how to speak its language; wanders defenselessly for hundreds, thousands, of years throughout the world with its God and its sacred books; meets with persecution, violence, dispossession, banishment, mass murder; refuses to give up; refuses to surrender its faith; continues to believe that it will one day be restored to the land it lost; manages in the end, by dint of its own efforts, against all odds, to gather itself from the four corners of the earth and return to that land; learns again to speak the language of its old books; learns again to bear arms and defend itself; wrests its new-old home from the people who had replaced it; entrenches itself; builds; fructifies; fortifies; repulses the enemies surrounding it; grows and prospers in the face of all threats. (Mosaic) 

Full article at: http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2013/11/letters-to-an-american-jewish-friend/?utm_source=Jewish+Review+of+Books&utm_campaign=250c012b28-Mosaic_Halkin_Ad11_4_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_538f7810ff-250c012b28-68855853

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