The miracle of the Menorah over the Swastika

by Leah Rosenberg

If this story of the Menorah and the Swastika does not inspire you, it is likely that nothing will. In the darkest times, the Jewish people still saw light.

The Menorah in Nazi Germany

When Hitler began to rise to power, many knew that disaster was bound to happen. But despite the inevitable, some also knew that no matter what, the Jewish people would remain forever.

To have faith like that even in the darkest of times is unfathomable.

Looking at an image of a Menorah in the window facing a flag with a Swastika is eerie. Although we know the outcome, the Jewish people in 1930s Germany did not. Yet they still held on to their faith and hope.

That is beyond inspiring.

The Menorah in Berlin, 2018

And now, in Berlin in 2018, a Menorah stood tall and strong. At the Brandenburg Gate where Hitler once stood and gave his murderous speeches and called for the Jewish people’s destruction, a Menorah was lit. Light emanated from the same place where just decades ago darkness pervaded the air.

The Miracle of the Jewish Nation

As Mark Twain said in his essay Concerning the Jews, “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 world can try to destroy the Jewish people, but they will pay for it in return. The Jews have remained, and other great nations have vanished.

It is time to wake up and realize that the Jewish people are not going anywhere.

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