Video: Jewish Journey From Bondage

“If there is one thing we have learned from the past it is that we must never leave our fate in the hands of others.”

Rachel Hirshfeld,

Passover seder (illustrative)
Passover seder (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

In honor of the Passover holiday and in view of the increasingly dire threats against the state of Israel and the Jewish people, TheLandofIsrael.com issued a video proclaiming that, “If there is one thing we have learned from the past it is that we must never leave our fate in the hands of others.”


“Today Israel is facing a threat unparalleled in world history. Not only is our existence in the state of Israel in danger, but the lives of millions of our citizens,” the video begins. “Over half of world Jewry is at the risk of being snuffed out by a genocidal dictator. Iran today is on the verge of completing its nuclear arsenal to accomplish exactly that aim.”

In the 1930s and 40s, the video narrator explains, Jewish people were homeless, forced to leave their fate in the hands of others.  As the Nazis perpetrated their brutal and systematic campaign to eliminate an entire nation, the world turned a blind eye and remained silent. “Country after country the Jews had no where to run. No one to rely on.” 

“We are re-living the year 1939, but this time is different,” it continues.  “The Jewish people have been resurrected as the nation of Israel I our homeland…. We are finally free. Never Again will we be at the mercy of other nations. Israel must always protect the future of the Jewish people.”

"As we sit down to the Passover seder this year, we remember and recount the Jewish people’s journey from slavery to freedom, from bondage to redemption and from exile to the Land of Israel. As Yigal Alon poignantly stated, 'A nation that does not respect its past faces a present of weakness and a future pervaded by clouds.'"

"Let us remember our national history in order to strengthen our collective future and ensure that never again will the Jewish people be at the mercy of other nations that seek our destruction."





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