Saturday, May 16, 2009

An elixir of national life


"We have in our hands an elixir of life for the world, in the sense of national life.

"It is agreed among historians that a nation must die and pass from the world, for almost all of the ancient nations have passed and been annulled from the world. If there is some nation surviving from ancient times, then it did not endure exile, and it was not developed properly, as an influence on the world. To be a living, active nation, strong and tested enough to to conquer many challenges, this has never been seen in the world other than in Israel, via the Name of Gd which is tied to them, and the elixir of life, the Torah of life, which is among them.

"This elixir of life will spread from us to the entire world, and the nations will rejoice and sing, for You will judge nations equally, and You will guide the nations upon earth."

(R' Avraham Yitzchak haKohen Kook, Orot haTechiyyah 157)

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