"Am Yisrael Chai" - Eternal Nation
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"Am Yisrael Chai" - Eternal Nation

The secret to the Jewish people's 4,000-year longevity.

by Aish.com Staff

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Vocals and piano by Sam Glaser

Quote from Mark Twain: "Concerning the Jews"

If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people... His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also way out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in the world, in all the ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him.

The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished...

All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?

What do YOU think is the secret to the Jewish people's immortality?

Published: June 16, 2004


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Visitor Comments: 19

(18) Anonymous, July 24, 2013 6:22 PM

We Jews keep HOPE alive and our covenant with G-d.

Yaffa, December 12, 2013 10:56 PM

I am proud to be a Jew!

I love being Jewish!

(17) Oriana Cottard, February 8, 2013 9:01 PM

No matter what our people and land is doing it is never enough.... never enough and the question will always be: WICH OTHER-S COUNTRY-IES WILL EVER DO AND BE AS OUR ISRAEL IS????? Again and Again, Israel is not a problem for the Middle East, but rather part of the solution! If not even the whole solution, cause we seems to be as always to be the only one to desire the Peace everybody else show to want. I am a Jew and so very proud of it no matter what- AM YISRAEL CHAI CHAI CHAI

(16) matt keane, November 26, 2012 12:23 AM

blessed nation

Israel is an amazing country along with its people. One day she will have true peace..i support israel and her quest for peace

(15) Anonymous, November 18, 2012 10:27 PM

Hashem is theelood Hashem is Israëls sheperd

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