Monday, February 9, 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 established.

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.20all
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 – 35 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 ce lebrate 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 chevray (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
Macedon? The Romans? Is anyone speaking Latin 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 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 can definitely be much better,
but it is still fine. Don't pay attention to the nonsense in the
media, they will not tell you a bout 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.

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