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In all generations

Vehi Shemada a Peach song is one my favorite songs in all of Judaism:

וְהִיא שֶׁעָמְדָה לַאֲבוֹתֵיֽנוּ וְלָנֽוּ. שֶׁלֹא אֶחָד בִּלְבָד, עָמַד עָלֵיֽנוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנֽוּ. אֶלָּא שֶׁבְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר, עוֹמְדִים עָלֵיֽנוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנֽוּ. וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מַצִּילֵנוּ מִיָּדָם


“And this is what kept our ancestors and keeps us surviving. For not one arose to destroy us, but in all generations they try to destroy us. And the holy one blessed is he, saves us from their hands.”

What really gets to me about this song is the people who wrote it are themselves our ancestors. This is something our ancestors wrote about their own ancestors, words of comfort they meant as a kind of gift to their children, us.

The idea that these words could invoke a similar feeling in a Jew living 2000 years ago as it does to a Jew today, this really gets to me.

But it shows that even in all generations, although the nature of the fight may be different from generation to generation, we always fight for our right to continue on as Jewish people. And we always win.

Because someone up there cares about you and I, and all our brothers and sisters.

submitted by /u/c9joe
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