Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labour than she gives birth to her children. (Isaiah 66:8)
Nearly twenty centuries have passed since two-thirds of the people of Judea perished in Rome’s genocidal wars. In that time, the descendants of those who survived siege and sword were scattered among the Gentiles, where they faced the decimation of unending persecution and came close to annihilation once again, this time in another genocidal war heralded as “the Final Solution to the Jewish Question”.
Down the dark and desperate ages between these holocausts, their eyes locked on Zion, the remnant of a nation that was once as numerous as the stars clung fast to hope, and to faith, praying daily for their return to the Promised Land and its eternal capital, Jerusalem.
And all this long, long and...
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