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It is much harder to live a life of freedom and self-rule than to be ruled by others.
Without moral and intellectual independence,
there can be no national independence.
Ingathering of Exiles is as important
as the day when heaven and earth were created.
The Ingathering of Exiles
will be one of the greatest marvels.
Our task today is harder than Moses'; he had only to deliver Israel from one Egypt, we must deliver it from many.
All Israel are comrades.
This nation is like the dust and like the stars:
when it sinks, it sinks to the dust,
and when it rises, it rises to the stars!
One kingdom comes and another goes,
but Israel abices for ever.
The Jewish people is old in one way yet a babe in another.
One of the virtues which distinguish the Jewish people
is that they honor those that love them.
Without Jerusalem, the Land of Israel
is as a body without a soul.
No city in the world, not even Athens and Rome, ever played as great a role in the life of a nation for so long a time, as Jerusalem has done in the life of the Jewish people.
If a land has a soul,
then Jerusalem is the soul of the Land of Israel.
Jerusalem is the very heart of the Jewish State.
A stiff-necked people. . .
All Jews are responsible each for the other.
All Jews are brothers.
The Jews are a sponge that soaks up all the afflictions and troubles on the face of the earth.
The Jew, by virtue of his origin, will always belong to Judaism, even if he or his ancestors changed their faith.
We accept this word 'Jew', ostensibly a term of abuse,
and shall turn it into a title.
What evil can a man yet speak against the Jews that our enemies have not already spoken? What good can a man say of them that our champions have not yet said?
It is hard to be a Jew.
A Jew in exile, even if he wish to be a Jew, will be perforce a Gentile; a Jew in the Land of Israel, even if he wish to be a Gentile, is perforce a Jew.
The Jewish State is an imperative for the world
and therefore will assuredly be established.
1948, a year of uniqueness and blessing, which will shine always upon the life of every one of us, and its light will blaze in Jewish history for ever and ever.