The call to come home after 2,000 years of exile is absolutely stunning

by Leah Rosenberg

The Jewish people are finally returning home to their Jewish homeland after 2,000 years of exile. Will you listen to the call?

A Long Exile

The Jewish people have suffered tremendously since their Temple was destroyed thousands of years ago. Pogroms, expulsions, the Holocaust, and more. It has been tortuous. But through it all, the Jews never lost hope. They kept their faith strong and their prayers flowing. Many big nations came and went, but the Jewish nation – a tiny, tiny people – remains.

In Mark Twain’s essay Concerning the Jews he writes, “The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away.  The Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone.  Other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew.  All other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”

The Jews are here to stay. Even after a long, long exile.

Return to the Jewish Homeland

The Jewish people are returning home. Many have already made the bold decision to leave their “homes” across the world to come to their real home – the Jewish homeland. But as the singer in this video addresses, we are still waiting for all Jews to come home. “Jewish people come home. Brothers and sisters we are waiting with wide-stretched arms. So come home. Please come home. Just come home.” It is a heartfelt plea, and it is hard to ignore.

It might not be easy, but it is well worth it. So please come home.

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