Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Being a Jew today

This is why I love being a Jew -
Written by an Israeli named Dan Sporn

Our condition has never been better than it is now! Only the television and the media make people think that the end of the world is near. Only 65 years ago, Jews were brought to death like sheep to slaughter. NO country, NO army. Only 60 years ago, seven Arab countries declared war on little Israel , the Jewish state, just a few hours after it was establishe d. We were 650,000 Jews against the rest of the Arab world. No IDF
(Israeli Defense Forces) or Air Force. We were only a small group of
stubborn people with nowhere to go.

Remember : Lebanon , Syria , Iraq , Jordan , Egypt , Libya , and Saudi Arabia , they all attacked at once. The state that the United Nations "gave" us was 65% desert. We started it from zero.

Only 41 years ago, we fought three of the strongest countries in the Middle East , and we crushed them in the Six Day War.

Over the years we fought different coalitions of Arab countries with modern armies and huge amounts of Russian-Soviet ammunition, and we still won.

Today we have a beautiful country, powerful army, strong air force, and a thriving high tech industry. Intel, Microsoft, and I.B.M.20 all develop their business here.

Our doctors have won important prizes in the medical development field.

We turn desert into prosperous land..

We sell oranges, flowers, and vegetables around the world.

We launched our own satellite! Three satellites at once! We are in good company; together with the USA (280 million residents), Russia (220 million residents), China (1.3 billion residents) and Europe ( France , England and Germany – 350 million residents), we are one of the only countries in the world that have launched something into

Israel today is among the few powerful countries that have nuclear technology & capabilities ..( we will never admit it, but everyone knows )

To think that only 65 years ago we were disgraced and hopeless.

We crawled out from the burning crematoriums of Europe . We won in all our wars. With little bit of nothing and we build us an empire from nothing .

Who are Khaled Mashal (leader of Hamas) or Hassan Nasrallah (leader of Hezbollah) to try and frighten us? They are amusing us.

As we celebrate Independence Day, let's not forget what this holy day is all about; we overcame everything.

We overcame the Greeks,

We overcame the Romans,

We overcame the Spanish Inquisition,

We overcame the Russians pogrom

We overcame Hitler, we overcame Germany , we overcame the Holocaust,

We overcame the armies of seven countries.

Relax chaveray (friends), we will overcome our current enemies.

Never mind where you look in human history. Think about it, the Jewish nation, our condition has never been better than now. So let's lift our heads up and remember:

Never mind which country or culture tries to harm us or erase us from the world. We will still exist and persevere. Egypt ? Anyone know where the Egyptian empire disappeared to? The Greeks? Alexander of Macedon? The Romans? Is anyone speaking L atin today? The Third Reich? Did anyone hear news from them lately?

And look at us, the Bible nation – from slavery in Egypt , we are still here, still speaking the same language. Exactly here, exactly now..

Maybe The Arabs don't know it yet, but we are an eternal nation. All the time that we will keep our identity, we will stay eternal .

So, sorry that we are not worrying, complaining, crying, or fearing…

Business here is beseder (fine). It could definitely be much better, but it is still fine. Don't pay attention to the nonsense in the
media, they will not tell you about our festivals here in Israel or about the people that continue living, going out, meeting friends.

Yes, sometimes morale is down, so what? This is only because we are mourning the dead while they are celebrating spilled blood. And this is the reason we will win after all.

Please forward this email to all of your Jew friends everywhere in the world. You are all part of our force to keep our existence.

This email may help some of us lift our heads up and be proud to say:

I AM A JEW and not Jew-ISH.

Thanks to EB

1 comment:

Jim said...

I like what Dan had to say but he missed giving credit where credit is due."We" could never have pulled it off if it were not for the help of the GOD of Israel. It is because of HIS promise to Father Abraham that we are an Eternal Nation.

Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Jer 18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

Yes we have done all these things but if it were not for the Eternal GOD we would have been history just like the rest of the nations before and after us. Never let us forget to give HIM the Praise and the Thanks for what HE has done for "we" HIS Chosen People.