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Series: “Beauty For Ashes”
This series contrasts the horrors of the Holocaust with the rebirth of Israel. Isaiah 61:3 to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning…

WARNING: These programs contain actual images from the Holocaust. Viewer discretion is advised.
Episode: “The Chosen”
As prisoners stepped off the train in Auschwitz, the Nazis’ selection process sent most of them directly to their deaths. A survivor recounts her own experience. From Caesarea, we hear about Israel’s restoration and desire to “repair the world” (Tikkun Olam).

WARNING: This program contain actual images from the Holocaust. Viewer discretion is advised.

Caption transcript for Beauty For Ashes: “The Chosen” (4/9)

  • 00:01 This is the number that they engraved,
  • 00:06 dot by dot burned into my flesh and skin.
  • 00:10 It means that they wanted to
  • 00:13 reduce me to just that number,
  • 00:17 but they could never do that.
  • 00:48 ISAIAH 61:3 "I will console those who mourn in Zion,"
  • 00:52 ISAIAH 61:3 "to give them beauty for ashes,"
  • 00:55 ISAIAH 61:3 "the oil of joy for mourning,"
  • 00:59 ISAIAH 61:3 "the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness,"
  • 01:03 ISAIAH 61:3 "that they might be called oaks of righteousness,"
  • 01:06 ISAIAH 61:3 "the planting of Adonai, that He may be glorified."
  • 01:16 Shalom Haverim , Welcome Friends to our program today.
  • 01:18 I'm Myles Weiss,
  • 01:20 and I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 01:21 And welcome to our series
  • 01:22 Beauty for Ashes.
  • 01:24 We're taking you to Poland, to Auschwitz
  • 01:27 to show and to document the reality of the Holocaust.
  • 01:30 You know there are people today that
  • 01:32 are Holocaust deniers.
  • 01:33 So we felt that it was very important
  • 01:35 to document the stories of
  • 01:37 the Holocaust survivors that are still alive today.
  • 01:40 And then of course we'll take you to what God has done
  • 01:43 by the re birthing of the State of Israel.
  • 01:45 Yeah, you know at the top of the program
  • 01:47 we saw Eva Mozes Kor.
  • 01:48 She is one of the amazing survivors
  • 01:50 that we were able to interview.
  • 01:53 And this story, the story of
  • 01:54 recovering from the Holocaust,
  • 01:56 is a story, a long, long love story
  • 01:58 that is a story of survival and restoration
  • 02:02 and its really the beauty of the LORD.
  • 02:04 Think about this,
  • 02:05 how many cultures have tried to
  • 02:07 wipe out Israel over the centuries?
  • 02:09 I'm not sure you know.
  • 02:10 The Babylonians
  • 02:12 The Persians
  • 02:13 The Greeks
  • 02:14 The Romans
  • 02:15 The Byzantines
  • 02:16 The Caliphates
  • 02:17 The Crusaders
  • 02:18 The Mamlukes
  • 02:19 The Ottoman Empire
  • 02:21 The Turks for 400 years
  • 02:22 And also the British occupied Israel.
  • 02:26 And yet they've all either faded from history
  • 02:29 or taken a back seat for season
  • 02:31 and Israel stands.
  • 02:33 I think about what Mark Twain said,
  • 02:35 what is the secret of his immortality?,
  • 02:38 speaking of Jewish people.
  • 02:39 It is the God of the Jewish people.
  • 02:42 And this promise goes back to Genesis.
  • 02:44 This is not something that happened in 1948.
  • 02:46 Genesis 15 - the LORD promised to Abraham and his descendants
  • 02:50 the land from the river in Egypt to the river Euphrates.
  • 02:55 And we still have not seen that land come to us but the
  • 02:58 fact is that God is on the move
  • 03:00 and God has a great promise for Israel
  • 03:03 and for those of you who are grafted in
  • 03:06 to the commonwealth of Israel.
  • 03:07 Right
  • 03:08 So let's go now and hear more
  • 03:09 from Myles in Poland.
  • 03:28 We're here inside Auschwitz - Birkenau.
  • 03:32 Birkenau itself where the so-called Jewish ramps were here.
  • 03:37 This is where the selection took place
  • 03:39 of who would live for a short time,
  • 03:42 who would die immediately.
  • 03:46 This is where 70% of the Jews who came through here
  • 03:51 were exterminated immediately.
  • 03:54 This is where Joseph Mengele,
  • 03:57 Dr. Joseph Mengele from the Bavarian Mengele family,
  • 04:01 a wealthy dynasty.
  • 04:05 32 years old, a wounded war hero
  • 04:08 sent here to oversee the selections and to oversee these
  • 04:13 experiments that would take place
  • 04:16 on the Jewish people primarily
  • 04:17 and also on Gypsies and others.
  • 04:21 He was known as the "Angel of Death"
  • 04:24 because he had the power from the moment
  • 04:27 the people came off the cattle cars
  • 04:29 where they were packed in 80 or more to one car,
  • 04:32 standing for days
  • 04:33 without water, without food,
  • 04:35 without sanitation.
  • 04:36 Some died in the cars
  • 04:38 when they would be rushed out here
  • 04:40 and hounded forward by dogs and barking people.
  • 04:44 They would then be selected by Mengele.
  • 04:47 And Mengele would say, You, go this way,
  • 04:50 to live, they didn't know that,
  • 04:52 and you, go this way,
  • 04:54 to the gas chamber, they didn't know that either because
  • 04:56 this whole thing was founded on continual deception.
  • 05:02 If you were 16 to 40 years old, you had a chance to live,
  • 05:06 but you had to look healthy.
  • 05:08 If you were an old person or a baby
  • 05:10 or a child under the age of 16,
  • 05:12 You'd most likely be sent immediately to the gas chambers.
  • 05:17 The idea was to keep the healthier looking people
  • 05:21 alive long enough to be worked to death here
  • 05:24 doing work for the Germans in
  • 05:27 stealing the wealth of the Jews,
  • 05:29 sending to Germany,
  • 05:31 and then reducing the people into
  • 05:33 less than human artifacts that
  • 05:37 could then be plundered -
  • 05:39 gold teeth,
  • 05:41 clothing, hair,
  • 05:43 anything that the Germans, the Nazi's could take,
  • 05:46 was taken from the people here
  • 05:48 before they went to the gas chamber,
  • 05:49 and then to the crematorium.
  • 05:52 Now in an irony that I will never fully understand,
  • 05:57 Mengele was looked upon
  • 06:00 for a moment as a heroic figure
  • 06:04 because the level of desperation,
  • 06:06 and the level of deception
  • 06:08 when the people would come off the cars.
  • 06:10 He was here, handsome, tall, straight with his gleaming uniform and
  • 06:17 with this very cool demeanor
  • 06:20 was able to decide between life and death.
  • 06:23 The other irony I will never fully understand is that
  • 06:26 at the end of the war the Americans kept him for one month
  • 06:30 and then he made his way to South America
  • 06:32 and lived the rest of his life
  • 06:34 running from place to place in South America.
  • 06:36 Certainly the Israelis hunted him.
  • 06:39 Simon Wiesenthal hunted him.
  • 06:41 But Mengele with the help of the
  • 06:44 wealth of his family
  • 06:46 and the German led government of Paraguay
  • 06:49 was able to avoid capture
  • 06:52 and died of a stroke
  • 06:54 while swimming in South America.
  • 06:56 In 1979 he died
  • 06:59 and his body was unearthed
  • 07:01 and verified in 1985.
  • 07:04 So here we have "The Angel of Death"
  • 07:07 responsible for untold horror,
  • 07:09 untold misery to the Jewish people
  • 07:13 and he survived the camps.
  • 07:17 The only way to understand this
  • 07:19 is to recognize that there is good
  • 07:22 and there is evil.
  • 07:24 And we need to be people of the Book
  • 07:28 on the side of good.
  • 07:33 Myles speaking - Auschwitz was first established
  • 07:35 in the summer of 1940
  • 07:37 to house Polish political prisoners.
  • 07:39 Less than two years later
  • 07:41 Auschwitz-Birkenau was receiving transport trains
  • 07:43 packed full of Jewish people
  • 07:45 destined for extermination.
  • 07:48 In 1944, almost a year before the camp was liberated
  • 07:51 10 year old Eva Moses and her family
  • 07:54 stepped off a transport train
  • 07:56 and onto the selection platform.
  • 07:59 She shares with us her memories of what happened
  • 08:02 when the train arrived at Auschwitz.
  • 08:05 ...and 88 hours later the train stopped.
  • 08:11 We again asked for water and
  • 08:13 this time there was no answer in any language.
  • 08:16 We heard a lot of Germans yelling orders outside.
  • 08:20 And then the cattle car doors opened
  • 08:22 and thousands of people poured out
  • 08:25 onto a strip of land called
  • 08:27 "The Selection Platform".
  • 08:30 It was the biggest most confusing place
  • 08:35 that I have ever experienced -
  • 08:39 shoving, pushing, falling.
  • 08:43 People were grabbing at one another.
  • 08:46 Nobody - absolutely nobody understood
  • 08:50 what was going on and what that place was.
  • 08:53 We did not know that we arrived in Auschwitz.
  • 08:58 There was no welcoming committee to announce it.
  • 09:03 We're trying to look around.
  • 09:05 Trying to figure out what this place is.
  • 09:09 And so we are standing there
  • 09:14 on that actual selection platform.
  • 09:18 My mother and Miriam and I
  • 09:20 never moved away from our cattle car.
  • 09:25 And the only way I can figure that out - that my mother
  • 09:30 kind of leaned against our cattle car as it was standing there -
  • 09:35 or she felt that was some safety staying there - I don't know.
  • 09:41 I am looking around in my childish curiosity.
  • 09:46 I actually turned around and looked all around to
  • 09:49 try to figure out what on earth is this place?
  • 09:53 And as I looked around suddenly I realized that
  • 09:57 Daddy and my 2 older sisters were gone.
  • 10:01 No matter where I looked I couldn't find them.
  • 10:03 They disappeared in the crowd - in ten minutes.
  • 10:09 So now we are holding on to mother for dear life.
  • 10:13 Then a Nazi guard is coming, yelling in German.
  • 10:18 Well she nor us volunteered any information.
  • 10:24 You wouldn't volunteer in place
  • 10:27 you don't know what the place is - much less why.
  • 10:33 So he noticed us.
  • 10:36 We dressed alike - we looked alike.
  • 10:38 He demanded to know from my mother
  • 10:40 if we were twins.
  • 10:42 My mother said, Is that good?
  • 10:45 The Nazi nodded yes and my mother said, Yes.
  • 10:49 That moment another Nazi came -
  • 10:52 pulled my mother immediately to the right -
  • 10:55 we were pulled to the left.
  • 10:57 And I never got to even say goodbye to her.
  • 11:00 I can tell you one thing.
  • 11:03 I was so stubborn and usually so determined that
  • 11:07 if I knew that this was going to be
  • 11:10 the last time we would see her
  • 11:12 I would have tried to run back and say goodbye to her
  • 11:16 or carry on some kind of an action.
  • 11:21 But by the time I realized, she was gone.
  • 11:26 We were pulled in one direction.
  • 11:28 We became part of a group of little girls - all twins.
  • 11:33 In our group there was 13 sets of twins
  • 11:37 between the ages of 2 and 16.
  • 11:40 That is the way we were kept in our barracks -
  • 11:43 according to age and sex.
  • 11:45 We were in a barrack that had maybe 200 - 300 kids.
  • 11:50 Some of them had been there for a month or two or three
  • 11:54 or even longer
  • 11:56 and what I experienced was that all of the other kids
  • 12:01 wanted to inform us about everything
  • 12:04 that was going on in the camp.
  • 12:07 It was like going to a summer camp -
  • 12:10 where everybody knows what's going on
  • 12:12 and the rest of the kids want to fill you in.
  • 12:16 Because one of them said to me this first night -
  • 12:21 people are being burned here.
  • 12:27 Maybe I made some reference to the smell.
  • 12:32 She said, Don't you know?
  • 12:33 People are burned here to deaths.
  • 12:36 And I said, Excuse me?
  • 12:40 Burning People?
  • 12:41 "Yeah, they want to burn all the Jews".
  • 12:44 She was like very matter of fact.
  • 12:45 How come you don't understand that?
  • 12:49 I said, "That is crazy - that's not possible.",
  • 12:53 because a mind cannot really comprehend it.
  • 12:57 So she asked us, Miriam and me,
  • 13:00 to go the direction of the gas chambers
  • 13:04 which was toward the west from where we were.
  • 13:07 She opened the back door and said,
  • 13:09 "Look toward the sky."
  • 13:10 "What do you see?"
  • 13:12 And you could see flames
  • 13:15 leaping from chimney to chimney.
  • 13:18 It was kind of like this [Eva motions description]
  • 13:22 And I said to her, "That's crazy."
  • 13:24 "What are they burning so late at night?"
  • 13:27 She said, "I told you they're burning Jews"
  • 13:30 "The chimneys - "
  • 13:31 "After every transport that comes",
  • 13:34 "the chimneys burn day and night."
  • 13:37 "They want to kill all the Jews."
  • 13:40 I said - "Well who?"
  • 13:42 She said, "The old people - children."
  • 13:45 I said, "Uh uh - We are children."
  • 13:49 "They are not burning us."
  • 13:51 And I thought I was pretty clever about it.
  • 13:54 And she said, "Notice all of us are twins?"
  • 13:59 "There is a doctor by the name of Mengele."
  • 14:03 "You will meet him tomorrow if you have not met him today"
  • 14:07 "and he's the one who does the experiments."
  • 14:11 I didn't quite know what to do with that.
  • 14:33 Eva and her sister were chosen for survival
  • 14:37 but they were really chosen for experimentation.
  • 14:40 Its a miracle that they both survived the camp.
  • 14:43 You can see, through her story
  • 14:46 the interplay between, like you say,
  • 14:49 the 3 spirits that work in the world.
  • 14:50 There's the Spirit of God,
  • 14:52 the spirit of anti-God,
  • 14:53 and the human spirit.
  • 14:55 The fact is that human will plays
  • 14:58 a part in all these things.
  • 14:59 God didn't cause this to happen
  • 15:01 but humans cooperated with the darkness in this world
  • 15:04 in order to make these things happen.
  • 15:06 And I think about how Yeshua 's friend Peter
  • 15:09 he spoke of the enemy of our souls
  • 15:17 But he also said in II Peter 3:9
  • 15:26 There's more to come.
  • 15:27 Back after this.
  • 15:30 We hope you are enjoying our series
  • 15:32 Beauty for Ashes
  • 15:34 as we contrast the horrors of the Holocaust
  • 15:36 with the miracle of modern Israel.
  • 15:39 Get this series for yourself
  • 15:40 or to share with friends.
  • 15:42 Just call us at 1-800-WONDERS
  • 15:45 or go to levitt.com
  • 15:47 and ask for the DVD series
  • 15:49 Beauty for Ashes.
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  • 16:26 You know, from these spots
  • 16:27 you see how beautiful
  • 16:28 the Land of Israel is
  • 16:29 and how beautiful
  • 16:31 the people are themselves.
  • 16:32 There's a call that's going
  • 16:34 over all the earth
  • 16:35 that we would gather to Him
  • 16:37 in the these last days.
  • 16:39 And Jerusalem will be the
  • 16:40 place that Yeshua returns to.
  • 16:42 I hope that you come with us
  • 16:44 and that you see where
  • 16:45 our Messiah will return.
  • 16:47 Now, we're going to go back to Israel
  • 16:49 and we're going to see Myles in Caesarea
  • 16:51 and he seems to be enjoying himself.
  • 17:01 Don't touch that dial.
  • 17:02 I know what you're thinking.
  • 17:04 What is Myles Weiss doing
  • 17:05 at Pebble Beach, California?
  • 17:08 Well, we are in Israel
  • 17:10 at the world class golf course
  • 17:12 here in Caesarea,
  • 17:14 or as they say here, [Phonetic: Ka-sair-eeya]
  • 17:16 Not far from here is Herod's port.
  • 17:18 Herod the Great built the port of all ports in his era.
  • 17:22 It is the place that is full of history.
  • 17:24 It's the place where kingdoms are in conflict.
  • 17:27 Where, not only did gladiators die
  • 17:29 and prisoners die in the arena
  • 17:32 but also the Gospel went forth from nearby here.
  • 17:37 The Gospel went around the world
  • 17:39 to the west and is arising in the east
  • 17:41 and is gathering strength in China,
  • 17:44 in Asia, South America, Africa
  • 17:46 and is coming back to the Land.
  • 17:49 But here we are in Caesarea on
  • 17:52 a golf course designed by Pete Dye,
  • 17:55 one of the most famous golf course designers.
  • 17:58 Now, the story of the restoration of Israel is the
  • 18:00 story of not only the many millions
  • 18:03 of small people making little contributions,
  • 18:06 but also some giant luminaries who contributed
  • 18:08 in order to make this Land what it is today.
  • 18:12 We've come a long way from the gladiator fights
  • 18:14 to the battles here on the golf course.
  • 18:17 And it was Baron Rothschild from France
  • 18:20 who first realized that it was his finances
  • 18:24 that were going to help produce changes
  • 18:26 in this Land on a monumental scope.
  • 18:30 For example, his wineries in France.
  • 18:33 He realized that things would not grow
  • 18:36 in the sand here in Israel.
  • 18:38 But wine was conducive and
  • 18:41 so he brought his vineyards here.
  • 18:43 Some of his grapes plants
  • 18:45 were brought here and would be established,
  • 18:47 the wineries in the north.
  • 18:50 Grapes that could be grown in sand.
  • 18:52 So it was established and began a century ago, the wine industry
  • 18:57 that is now flourishing here in Israel.
  • 18:59 Well, similarly what can you do with sand?
  • 19:02 You can also build a golf course.
  • 19:04 You can design it water it and build it
  • 19:06 so that it becomes a place,
  • 19:08 a show piece really,
  • 19:10 for something that is a picture of
  • 19:13 the growing restoration of Israel.
  • 19:15 Yes, its about leisure,
  • 19:16 its it about rest, its about relaxation.
  • 19:19 But it shows that this place, this Country,
  • 19:22 is going in a antithetical process
  • 19:25 to what is the rest of the Middle East.
  • 19:27 In other words, we have here a democracy.
  • 19:30 We have here an economy that is thriving.
  • 19:32 We have here a desire to see
  • 19:36 strength and health and peace
  • 19:38 and recreation and rest.
  • 19:41 All those things take place here in this Land
  • 19:44 as opposed to the conflicts that are fomented around
  • 19:47 the Middle East and all the other nations.
  • 19:49 Remember that this is the only democracy,
  • 19:51 true democracy in the Middle East.
  • 19:53 Rothschild said something very interesting.
  • 19:56 He said,
  • 20:05 As a great man he recognized that it
  • 20:08 was the working together
  • 20:09 of the visionaries of this Land,
  • 20:11 the restoration of this Land,
  • 20:13 the looking forward to what could be here
  • 20:16 as well as his financial help,
  • 20:18 his desire to be part of that restoration.
  • 20:22 And I think in a humorous but very interesting way
  • 20:25 no question that this golf course in Caesarea
  • 20:28 speaks about an Israel that you will not see on CNN
  • 20:32 but that you can see here on Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 20:35 Greetings from Israel.
  • 20:52 We are here in Caesarea,
  • 20:54 the port that Herod the Great built in order
  • 20:56 to duplicate his comfortable Roman living,
  • 20:59 here in the middle of what was at the time nowhere in Judea and
  • 21:03 along the maritime sea here, along the Mediterranean.
  • 21:06 He was determined to provide
  • 21:09 for his soldiers and for the Romans in the area
  • 21:11 a duplication of life in Rome.
  • 21:14 A near impossibility
  • 21:15 but he managed to come very close.
  • 21:17 Its good to know that Herod the Great wasn't a great man
  • 21:20 but he was a great architect and he
  • 21:23 was just a very strong personality
  • 21:26 and he was able to build things,
  • 21:28 impossible things.
  • 21:29 And this is one of them
  • 21:31 and Masada is the other.
  • 21:32 Its an amazing accomplishment.
  • 21:33 It is and the archaeologists have told me
  • 21:36 that they believe that Israel has
  • 21:38 only been 15% uncovered.
  • 21:41 Which means that there's 85% more to find in this area.
  • 21:44 That's why you see school children.
  • 21:46 You hear the sound of the archaeologist working.
  • 21:49 The dig goes on and on.
  • 21:50 Its an incredible amount of work that needs to be done.
  • 21:53 And it says something about the connection
  • 21:55 of the Jewish people in the Land and their
  • 21:58 desire to accomplish significant things.
  • 22:01 For example, some of the houses that we've seen in this area
  • 22:04 is related not only to the wealth
  • 22:07 of some of the people in the Land
  • 22:08 but really to their desire to contribute.
  • 22:11 Really to Tikkun Olam -
  • 22:12 to give back,
  • 22:13 to recreate the world,
  • 22:15 to repair the world.
  • 22:16 Its a drive in Jewish people.
  • 22:17 I hope that we're able to
  • 22:19 communicate to you the value
  • 22:20 of family and Jewish life,
  • 22:22 and that you see that it is one of Tikkun Olam .
  • 22:27 Its repairing the world.
  • 22:29 Its making the world a better place.
  • 22:31 Yes, we see that throughout the area
  • 22:33 where the technology, the medicine, the breakthroughs are
  • 22:35 all attempting to be shared with the surrounding nations.
  • 22:38 Think about this.
  • 22:40 The Jewish people comprise .25 percent
  • 22:43 of the world population.
  • 22:44 But regarding the Nobel Prizes,
  • 22:46 the significant hard science related to Nobel Prizes,
  • 22:51 The Jewish people have captured 22% of those prizes.
  • 22:55 Listen to some of these statistics,
  • 23:09 A tremendous amount of accolade and acknowledgement
  • 23:14 for accomplishments that are coming through the Jewish people
  • 23:17 in fulfillment of the prophetic Word
  • 23:19 that through you, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who is Israel,
  • 23:24 through you all the nations of the world
  • 23:26 would be blessed, all the families of the world.
  • 23:29 So little people, ordinary people doing big things,
  • 23:32 and also big people like Rothschild
  • 23:35 whose financial breakthroughs,
  • 23:37 whose strength as a banker allowed
  • 23:39 him to become so wealthy that he
  • 23:41 could help to rebuild this country.
  • 23:43 I also want to put to death once and for all
  • 23:45 the anti-Semitic lie about Jewish people and money.
  • 23:50 The reason why Jewish people were in banking
  • 23:52 is not because of some nefarious deeds
  • 23:55 or some ability to out fox people.
  • 23:58 The reason why they were trusted with the wealth of Europe
  • 24:01 was because of their trustworthiness.
  • 24:04 And the heads of state, those who had wealth
  • 24:06 knew that they could count on the stability,
  • 24:09 the sanity, the family values
  • 24:11 and the reality of honesty with the Jewish people.
  • 24:15 And that's why people like Rothschild could become very wealthy
  • 24:18 and then help to rebuild this reborn State.
  • 24:21 You know this area that we're in is
  • 24:23 actually not only an ancient ruin
  • 24:26 but it's also got modern ties.
  • 24:28 Families come here,
  • 24:29 the children play,
  • 24:30 they learn about their history,
  • 24:32 they learn about that they are to be in this Land,
  • 24:34 they learn that they have a destiny here.
  • 24:37 And there's beautiful shops,
  • 24:39 there's beautiful restaurants and
  • 24:41 there's a modern life going on
  • 24:42 right here in Caesarea.
  • 24:44 Yeah, so we want to invite you to join us here
  • 24:47 and find out what God is doing today
  • 24:49 in this miracle of Israel.
  • 25:02 Israel is such a Land of diversity.
  • 25:04 You see me on a golf course in
  • 25:06 the middle of the country alongside the Mediterranean.
  • 25:09 There's snow skiing in the north,
  • 25:11 there's scuba diving in the south,
  • 25:13 and yet the entire country was birthed in this modern version
  • 25:18 out of the horrors of the Holocaust.
  • 25:21 And it's because God has an intention
  • 25:23 which is to prepare the world for the coming of Jesus.
  • 25:27 Jesus Himself said in John 4:22,
  • 25:32 Isn't it amazing that the entire world is
  • 25:34 focusing on this little nation?
  • 25:36 And every day its in the headlines
  • 25:38 and all this controversy around it.
  • 25:40 Well that's to prepare people
  • 25:42 for the decision that nations and individuals
  • 25:44 have to make about the Messiah.
  • 25:47 And the sovereignty of God.
  • 25:48 It says in Jeremiah 16:14-15,
  • 26:04 We are witnessing a living miracle
  • 26:08 greater than what happened
  • 26:09 when God split the Red Sea.
  • 26:11 He has called His people back.
  • 26:13 They have restored the Land,
  • 26:15 they have built the Land and they
  • 26:16 have become His beautiful people,
  • 26:18 married to Him.
  • 26:19 Yeah, and I think about the idea of choseness and how
  • 26:22 horrifying it is that Mengele and his cohorts made
  • 26:26 that choice and said -
  • 26:29 "Okay, you can live and you can die"
  • 26:31 when the idea of being a chosen people
  • 26:32 is chosen by God.
  • 26:34 When I was a young man and
  • 26:36 I was in summer camp
  • 26:38 and in Broadway productions, la-di-da,
  • 26:40 and I played Tevye.
  • 26:42 And he had that great line in Fiddler on the Roof
  • 26:43 where he said, "God I know we're the Chosen People"
  • 26:46 "But once in a while could you choose somebody else?"
  • 26:49 Because of the hardship that
  • 26:52 comes along with being a Jewish person.
  • 26:54 And yet, in the midst of it we
  • 26:56 feel this incredible unction that's coming
  • 26:58 especially among the Gentile church,
  • 27:01 the church universal to look into these things
  • 27:03 and to be part of what God is doing.
  • 27:06 And we want that for you.
  • 27:07 We want you to know that God loves you
  • 27:09 and that He is for you
  • 27:11 and that He has a plan for your life as well.
  • 27:14 Well, we never like to close our program
  • 27:17 without reminding you
  • 27:18 Sha'a'lu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 27:20 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Hope
  2. The Ground
  3. The Survivors
  4. The Chosen
  5. The Heart
  6. The Process
  7. The Future
  8. The Peace
  9. Extended Interviews with Holocaust Survivors

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