One of the phrases that we hear a lot of during this war is AM ISRAEL CHAI which means the people of Israel live.
Certainly, the people of Israel live.
The people of Israel live.
The people of Israel will continue to live.
Am Israel Chai. The people of Israel live.
It’s important to understand the statement
within the Historical context of the people of Israel.
Even before Israel’s conception as a nation or even as a people, there were plans made, and actions taken to ensure their destruction.
Pharaoh king of Egypt said that the Israelites had become too numerous and too powerful and he commanded to throw every son born to the Hebrews into the Nile.
Some may say that the Biblical narrative is not an accurate account of history.
Secular history doesn’t offer a more sympathetic account concerning the treatment of the Jewish people.
Death, destruction and exile by the Roman Empire.
The Spanish inquisition.
Deadly pogroms in Europe and expulsions from European states.
The horrors of the holocaust less than 80 years ago in which more than 6 million Jews were murdered.
After the establishment of the state of Israel 1948 around 700,000 Jews were expelled from Arab nations.
In endless cycles of violence and wars, neighboring Arab states have threatened, prepared and taken action to destroy Israel and annihilate the Jewish people.
And this goes on until this very day.
Don’t forget the Hamas terrorist attack on October 7th.
And through all this, the people of Israel live.
AM ISRAEL CHAI.
The people of Israel not only live.
The people of Israel are victorious.
The people of Israel have made the desert bloom.
Israel is the start up nation.
Israel is the innovation nation.
Israel is a modern day miracle and the world would not be the same without it.
God’s promise to Abraham almost 4000 years ago continues to be fulfilled in the eternal nation of Israel.
Nations and empires have come and gone.
The people of Israel remain.
Am Israel Chai.
This is God’s promise.
35 This is what the LORD says,
He who gives the sun for light by day
And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night,
Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
The LORD of armies is His name:
36 “If this fixed order departs
From Me,” declares the LORD,
“Then the descendants of Israel also will cease To be a nation before Me forever.”
And so far He has been faithful to His promise.
29 Moreover, the Glory of Israel does not lie or change His mind, for He is not a man, that He should change His mind.”
1 Samuel 15:29
In Hebrew NETSACH ISRAEL LO YESHAKER
The Eternal One of Israel will not lie.
God is the Eternal One of Israel.
NETSACH - The root of the word victory in Hebrew signifies eternity.
AM ISRAEL HAI VE YAHAD NENATSEACH
THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL LIVE AND TOGETHER WE WILL BE ETERNALLY VICTORIOUS.
Amen and Shabbat Shalom