Storbritanniens tidigare chefsrabbin Jonathan Sacks om Israel

Storbritanniens tidigare chefsrabbin Jonathan Sacks avled i veckan. Två av hans Israelrelaterade citat:

The very existence of Israel is as near to a miracle as we will find in the sober pages of empirical history.

The day will come, when the story of Israel in modern times will speak not just to Jews, but to all who believe in the power of the human spirit as it reaches out to God, as an everlasting symbol of the victory of life over death, hope over despair. Israel has achieved great things.It has taken a barren land and made it bloom again. It’s taken an ancient language, the Hebrew of the Bible, and made it speak again. It’s taken the West’s oldest faith and made it young again. Israel has taken a tattered, shattered nation and made it live again. Israel is the country whose national anthem, Hatikva, means hope. Israel is the home of hope.

Rabbi Lord Sacks, rabbinical giant of his generation, dies aged 72

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