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We are privleged to be here and are here to stay

By Yehudit Tayar
10/23/2013, 2:10 PM

B"H

We, in our generation have been blessed.  We have grown up in our own Land, serve in our own army to defend our Land and people.  We have established communities and been blessed to plant trees in the soil, marry and raise more generations to live in our beloved Land.

I have the privilege to be actively involved in both security, rescue and hasbara (public relations or showing the truth).  I have the privilege of living and working with people who like myself believe in our inalienable eternal right to this Land.

For us each chapter of our Bible such as the one this coming Shabbat is not simply words, but our heritage.  I am privleged to be on the ground as we call it, and very often in Hevron, the city of our Forefathers.  It is not something that I take for granted, and I feel blessed each time I travel the path of the forefathers - whether near my home, Bet Horon, or in any of the vital regions of our history.

Each time I am privleged to take people with me and show them both our history and the reality of today I am grateful.  We must never take for granted the privilege we have here in our Land and we must always protect it.  We must protect our Land and people against the harm that both words can cause with the constant lies told about us, and we must physically protect our Land and people.

There is a tradition that in order to know who you are, you must know where you come from.  We come from here and we are here to stay.