A wonderful, inspiring read.
faith of the Pilgrims and the faith of the Maccabees was the faith of free men.
It was the faith that formed the foundations of the United States. It is the
faith that has enabled the Jews to survive for four thousand years. It is the
faith that enabled the Jews to do the impossible and rebuild our homeland after
2,000 years of exile and unspeakable persecution."
"It is this foundational
faith that made the American people feel a natural kinship with the Jewish
people. And it is this foundational faith that has brought the people of Israel
to love America. This bond, based on the best of both people persists today,
even as Obama and his fellow appeasers push America on the path their founding
fathers rejected when they came to the New World. Thanksgiving and Hanukka teach
us that when we rely on our faith in God, we can surmount impossible
"Israel has the means – limited though they may be – to meet
the extraordinary tests we face today, as the leaders of America have turned on
us by turning on the shared heritage of faith and fortitude of our
"Both the Israelis and the Americans must take heart from this
week when we commemorate the heroic heritage of free men and women."
the providence of God, we will be the loyal children of the Maccabees, and the
"And we will merit their