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April 14, 2018 | Happy 70th Israel!

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks tells the story of Napoleon, once passing a synagogue on the somber day of Tisha B’Av, who was struck by sounds of crying and wailing emanating from inside the building.  “What are the Jews mourning?” he asked one of his officers.  “They are grieving for Jerusalem,” came back the reply.  “And how long ago did the Jews lose Jerusalem?” asked Napoleon.  “More than 1700 years ago,” the soldier answered.  Napoleon was quiet for a moment and then said softly, “A people that remembers a place for so long will one day have it restored to them.”  And so, of course, it has come to pass in our time! Continue Reading -->

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