The Fragile Flame

“The Jewish people, tiny, vulnerable, lacerated, having stood face to face with the Angel of Death, still survives, and prays, and gives thanks to God. Somehow faith outlives every attempt to destroy it. Its symbol is not the fierce fire that burns synagogues and sacred scrolls and murdered lives. It is the fragile flame we, together with our children and grandchildren, light in our homes, singing God’s story, sustained by our hope.”

The Flame of Faith that has Survived all Tyranny, article in The Times, 19th December 2008