The People of Israel have survived for millenia, outlasting countless attempts to destroy us and destroy our spirit of hope. Even as we have been scattered across time and space, our individual identities as members of our nation, united by our faith, our heritage, our history.
A feeling of belonging and community - the idea of Klal Yisrael, of Am Yisrael Chai, of Am Segula - gave us a sense of meaning, linked by something bigger than ourselves, a common thread that carried us through each new challenge and against every enemy that rose against us. Connecting to each other, our heritage, and our homeland allowed us to continuously celebrate our national identity - as Israelites, Hebrews, Jews.
Let us celebrate and recognize with pride our identity and our culture, and the importance of our peoplehood as a central core of who we are as the Nation of Israel FOREVER.