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Episode: “The Peace”
From a hot air balloon, Myles and Katharine share a vista of the stunning fields in Northern Galilee. Israelis who endured hardship to become established in Israel give their testimonies. Myles sings the mourner’s prayer—Kaddish, in Hebrew—over a pond filled with the ashes of victims at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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

Caption transcript for Beauty For Ashes: “The Peace” (8/9)

  • 00:01 Today on Zola Levitt Presents,
  • 00:03 we give you a bird's eye view of Israel...
  • 00:06 from a hot air balloon.
  • 00:08 Stay with us.
  • 00:32 ISAIAH 61:3 "I will console those who mourn in Zion,"
  • 00:36 ISAIAH 61:3 "to give them beauty for ashes,"
  • 00:39 ISAIAH 61:3 "the oil of joy for mourning,"
  • 00:43 ISAIAH 61:3 "the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness,"
  • 00:47 ISAIAH 61:3 "that they might be called oaks of righteousness,"
  • 00:51 ISAIAH 61:3 "the planting of Adonai, that He may be glorified."
  • 01:00 Shalom, Havarim
  • 01:02 Hello Friends and welcome to our program.
  • 01:04 I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 01:05 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 01:06 and we want to welcome you to
  • 01:07 our series, Beauty for Ashes.
  • 01:09 We've been doing a series on the horror of the Holocaust
  • 01:12 and yet the miracle of the modern State of Israel.
  • 01:15 I think this is the most
  • 01:17 contrasting program in the series
  • 01:19 because we were able to go up in a hot air balloon
  • 01:22 and see the beauty of Israel.
  • 01:23 But when we were in Poland
  • 01:25 we really closed the series with
  • 01:27 the most profound and deep sense of awe at
  • 01:31 the destruction of the Jewish people.
  • 01:33 It was just -
  • 01:34 It was very emotional for both of us.
  • 01:35 Yeah, yeah.
  • 01:37 It was a difficult time.
  • 01:38 We saw the way the Nazis distributed
  • 01:41 and dealt with the bodies of the Jewish people.
  • 01:44 And it was very disturbing.
  • 01:46 We feel like this is a proper way to end this series
  • 01:50 because we need to remind you that Israel is God's idea.
  • 01:55 It is His plan, it is His restoration,
  • 01:58 it is His hope, hatikva , "the hope",
  • 02:01 for the future and for all humanity,
  • 02:04 Jews and Gentiles, who ever will worship
  • 02:06 the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob together.
  • 02:08 And He is the One who preserved the Jewish people
  • 02:11 through the depths of the Holocaust.
  • 02:13 We were in Poland at Auschwitz, Birkenau.
  • 02:17 We saw the ponds where the Jews ashes were placed
  • 02:22 when they ran out of space,
  • 02:24 to use them for fertilizer.
  • 02:26 And it was a very profound time.
  • 02:27 So let's go now to Poland
  • 02:30 and pick up the story of the Holocaust
  • 02:33 and then the restoration of Israel.
  • 02:58 In this pastoral,
  • 03:00 bucolic, beautiful
  • 03:02 and peaceful place,
  • 03:04 it's hard to imagine that what's behind us
  • 03:07 is a pond full of human Jewish Ashes.
  • 03:14 This Holocaust did not begin here but there is
  • 03:20 a centuries-old hatred against the Jewish people,
  • 03:25 the pogroms of the 1930s in Russia and Hungary,
  • 03:29 Greece, Romania and here in Poland were
  • 03:33 the beginnings of it.
  • 03:35 On November 9, 1938 Kristallnacht when
  • 03:39 90 Jews were killed,
  • 03:41 when thousands of stores were smashed,
  • 03:44 when over 100 synagogues were burned.
  • 03:47 It was the growing statement that
  • 03:51 it is up to the "master race"
  • 03:55 to do away with the inferiors.
  • 03:59 You know Myles when I think about
  • 04:01 the horrors that happened here.
  • 04:03 Right ahead of us are the barracks
  • 04:06 that are called "Kanada"
  • 04:09 and it's where they stripped the Jews and other prisoners
  • 04:12 of all their belongings and sorted them,
  • 04:15 and disinfected them, and then used them.
  • 04:19 The Germans used them or stole them or gave them away.
  • 04:23 Basically they were raped
  • 04:26 of their dignity,
  • 04:27 of their life,
  • 04:29 of the child's ability to even be a child.
  • 04:33 And I just... it goes on and on and on.
  • 04:36 But I want you to know that
  • 04:39 this place had no grass whatsoever.
  • 04:41 It was a completely muddy area
  • 04:44 and maybe even full of human feces.
  • 04:48 If there was a blade of grass, it was eaten
  • 04:51 because the people were starved to death,
  • 04:53 because they weren't even considered worthy
  • 04:55 of having the gas used on them
  • 04:57 lest they use up more of the wealth of the Germans.
  • 05:02 And so this is a very sacred place for us.
  • 05:05 I mean, what the Polish people have done in
  • 05:08 preserving this so beautifully
  • 05:10 and keeping it as a memorial
  • 05:12 to the memory of the Jewish people.
  • 05:16 So many Israelis are able to come
  • 05:18 and to remember to honor and to vow "never again".
  • 05:23 And so this pond behind us
  • 05:25 is a little teeny reflection of where
  • 05:28 lives were simply blown into the wind
  • 05:31 and sunk to the bottom of this area.
  • 05:34 6 million Jews died.
  • 05:36 Think about this.
  • 05:38 If that had not happened.
  • 05:40 That was one third of the world's Jewish population.
  • 05:43 If they had lived and grown at the normal 1.4% of population
  • 05:50 there would be 40 million Jews in the world today.
  • 05:53 Think about the stories in this series,
  • 05:57 the stories of the blessings that are coming out of Israel.
  • 06:00 Think about the technology, the medicine, the breakthroughs,
  • 06:03 the continual blessing of Abraham and how that's been robbed.
  • 06:08 And I ask - What died in Europe?
  • 06:11 Was it the Jews who died in Europe?
  • 06:13 Or was it a piece of the future of the world that died here
  • 06:16 as Jewish genius was destroyed,
  • 06:20 but still is rising because
  • 06:22 of the goodness of God in Israel?
  • 06:26 We are here to break the veil of silence
  • 06:28 We want to stand here with the survivors.
  • 06:30 We want to stand with anyone who
  • 06:32 is willing to break the veil of silence
  • 06:35 to keep speaking and to be part of
  • 06:37 this repentance that is going on
  • 06:39 and to say, "never again".
  • 07:05 Through this series we hope that you are
  • 07:06 seeing the horrors of the Holocaust
  • 07:09 and the reality of what anti-Semitism does.
  • 07:12 Sometimes it is not as overt as the Holocaust
  • 07:15 and sometimes it is sneakier
  • 07:17 whether it be a joke
  • 07:19 or whether it be a propaganda
  • 07:20 that the Jews don't have a right to the Land
  • 07:23 or whether it be the big Jew and the little Palestinian.
  • 07:27 These are very sensitive subjects
  • 07:29 but what we need to do as Bible students
  • 07:31 is look into the Word of God
  • 07:33 and see what the Word of God says.
  • 07:35 In Ezekiel 37 it says,
  • 07:41 No longer to be plucked up and
  • 07:43 because of them being planted in the Land
  • 07:46 God would cause the Land to produce
  • 07:48 because of His Word and His fulfillment
  • 07:50 of them being in the Land.
  • 07:52 It's His Land but He gives it to them.
  • 07:54 That's exactly right.
  • 07:55 They are stewards of the Land that belongs to God.
  • 07:58 We'll be back after this.
  • 08:01 We hope that you are enjoying our series
  • 08:03 "Beauty for Ashes"
  • 08:05 as we contrast the horrors of the Holocaust
  • 08:07 with the miracle of modern Israel.
  • 08:10 Get this series for yourself
  • 08:12 or to share with friends.
  • 08:14 Just call us at 1-800-WONDERS
  • 08:17 or go to levitt.com and
  • 08:18 ask for the DVD series
  • 08:21 "Beauty for Ashes"
  • 08:25 Hi, you know, so much is happening
  • 08:26 in the world today regarding Bible prophecy
  • 08:29 and especially in Israel too.
  • 08:31 This is the lens through which
  • 08:33 everything has to be told
  • 08:34 and that's what we're doing here
  • 08:36 at Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 08:38 We're only able to do it
  • 08:39 as you're able to give.
  • 08:40 Your generous donations
  • 08:42 keep our program going.
  • 08:44 So please continue to give as you are able.
  • 08:46 And we will continue
  • 08:48 to bring you the news
  • 08:49 through this Word.
  • 08:57 ♪ Background Music ♪
  • 09:30 Myles and would love
  • 09:31 to invite you to come
  • 09:32 with us on a tour
  • 09:34 of God's Covenant Land.
  • 09:36 And you will see the
  • 09:37 fulfillment of Scripture
  • 09:39 for your own eyes.
  • 09:40 So please call us
  • 09:41 and make sure you get
  • 09:42 on our next tour.
  • 09:43 We go Spring or Fall.
  • 09:45 Yes, we would love
  • 09:46 to host you in Israel.
  • 09:48 Well, let's go to the north of Israel to the Galilee.
  • 09:57 Here we are in a wheat field
  • 09:59 at the end of the age
  • 10:01 speaking to you about things you
  • 10:02 will never hear regarding Israel.
  • 10:04 Think about the recreation that
  • 10:06 is the high end of the restoration of this land.
  • 10:10 We have not only the people being brought back to the Land
  • 10:13 we have the reclamation of the Land itself.
  • 10:17 And also we're looking forward to
  • 10:19 this spiritual renewal that has already begun
  • 10:22 and will continue as this land get's a hold of the fact
  • 10:26 that Messiah Yeshua is in fact the Jewish Messiah.
  • 10:31 We're about to go up in a hot air balloon here in Israel
  • 10:34 something you'll never see on CNN.
  • 10:37 But think about this.
  • 10:38 This tiny country -
  • 10:39 You can start in the North
  • 10:41 and go snow skiing
  • 10:42 and go all the way to the South
  • 10:44 and go snorkeling.
  • 10:45 You can do the whole thing in a day
  • 10:47 because this little compact country
  • 10:49 has every type of recreation.
  • 10:51 Every kind of joy that is possible
  • 10:54 is available here in this land.
  • 10:56 And we wanted you to know
  • 10:58 that there is so much more going on here
  • 10:59 that you will never see on the news
  • 11:01 in America and around the world.
  • 11:03 We wanted to bring you that message.
  • 11:05 The ultimate message is about the spiritual
  • 11:08 renewal of this place, just as God promised,
  • 11:12 He would sprinkle clean water upon the Jewish people
  • 11:15 when they came back to the land.
  • 11:17 That is happening now
  • 11:19 with the Messianic movement, that is happening.
  • 11:21 Jewish believers in Yeshua and Arab Christians
  • 11:25 coming together and becoming one, as was promised
  • 11:28 in Ephesians 2:14 and following.
  • 11:32 This promise is not just something that
  • 11:35 was fulfilled after the Holocaust.
  • 11:38 This was not something that was begun in 1948.
  • 11:40 This goes back 4000 years to the promise of God to
  • 11:45 Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - generations.
  • 11:49 And that through Abraham
  • 11:52 all the families of the Earth will be blessed.
  • 11:54 And that's what we are experiencing here.
  • 11:57 We have Jews and Christians together.
  • 11:59 People from around the world gathering
  • 12:01 and all partaking of the blessing
  • 12:03 that is available in this land.
  • 12:06 Recreation, spiritual renewal,
  • 12:09 the land bringing forth the fruit again,
  • 12:12 a land of milk and honey being reborn.
  • 12:14 Can a nation be born in a day?
  • 12:16 Yes.
  • 12:17 May 14, 1948 this nation was born in a day.
  • 12:21 The economy continues to soar,
  • 12:24 the heat of the economy continues to grow.
  • 12:28 The GNP, the high tech world, everything that is going on in Israel
  • 12:33 is affecting the entire world in a positive way.
  • 12:36 and that is the story of this place.
  • 12:39 We see that God is going to continue to prepare a people full of worship as
  • 12:46 He prepares Himself to come back
  • 12:48 and to rule and reign from Jerusalem
  • 12:51 for a thousand years.
  • 12:52 We are looking for the coming of Messiah.
  • 12:55 I am thinking about what my orthodox friend
  • 12:57 up in the mountains of Samaria said;
  • 13:00 Myles, if you are right
  • 13:03 I will be like this
  • 13:05 and if I am right
  • 13:06 you will be like this.
  • 13:08 The fact is Jews and Christians have a shared
  • 13:11 destiny that is unfolding right here in the Land.
  • 13:15 And we're looking for the coming of Messiah.
  • 13:19 I would say to you, "Look up,"
  • 13:21 because your redemption is drawing close".
  • 13:39 This is a significant time,
  • 13:41 seeing the Jewish people restored
  • 13:44 and for the first time in history,
  • 13:47 help is coming primarily from
  • 13:50 Bible believers around the world
  • 13:52 who are standing with Israel and
  • 13:55 beginning to say that we want to be Haverim ,
  • 13:59 the "friends" who stand with and who help to support
  • 14:04 this restoration that we are seeing.
  • 14:06 Kathararine - We are seeing it
  • 14:08 in the agriculture,
  • 14:09 arts, beauty, medicine, people,
  • 14:12 in the "up up and away" -right?
  • 14:15 Yeah we're seeing the supernatural aspect
  • 14:20 of the physical, sciences, technology.
  • 14:23 Start up nation aspects
  • 14:26 we have been telling you about in this series.
  • 14:28 We are seeing it also
  • 14:30 in the promise of spiritual renewal.
  • 14:33 And you want to be on the side of history
  • 14:35 that is rising as we are in this balloon
  • 14:38 because we believe that the restoration will continue-
  • 14:41 [sound of flame)
  • 14:45 That noise you hear is the sound of the fire
  • 14:49 taking us up even higher.
  • 14:51 On a personal note, when we were married
  • 14:54 Katharine's Dad gave her away to me
  • 14:56 and whispered in her ear "Up Up and Away"
  • 14:58 her favorite childhood song.
  • 15:00 Here we are, Up Up and Away
  • 15:02 not only on a personal level,
  • 15:04 but standing for this incredible restoration.
  • 15:07 Everything is possible in this land.
  • 15:10 This is the start up nation.
  • 15:12 Ideas are flowing from here everyday.
  • 15:15 Katharine - This is the Land that has a shared covenant.
  • 15:18 And it's the covenants with God
  • 15:20 that draws the people back to the Land.
  • 15:23 And it's also the covenant for the Gentiles.
  • 15:26 The Ministry of Tourism has invited us here
  • 15:30 to enjoy the Land, the people
  • 15:33 and our shared history in this Land.
  • 15:37 The tomb is empty and it's the only religion
  • 15:41 where the tomb is empty.
  • 15:43 Come see that it's empty.
  • 15:45 He is not here, He is risen!
  • 15:47 And that's part of the reasons why
  • 15:49 we are up here in this hot air balloon
  • 15:50 is because he took flight and we will soon take flight.
  • 15:54 Most of all we want you to know that it is time for us
  • 15:57 to stand and to be that light,
  • 15:59 to be that blessing to those around us,
  • 16:02 to walk in that message of love.
  • 16:04 So remember that Israel is not about the bad news,
  • 16:08 it's about the "Good News" of the Gospel,
  • 16:11 the beauty, the restoration, and the miracle of
  • 16:15 the new birth that happened here.
  • 16:26 We hope you are enjoying our series,
  • 16:28 "Beauty for Ashes"
  • 16:30 as we contrast the horrors of the Holocaust
  • 16:32 with the miracle of modern Israel.
  • 16:35 Get this series for yourself
  • 16:36 or to share with friends.
  • 16:38 Just call us at 1-800-WONDERS
  • 16:41 or go to levitt.com
  • 16:43 and ask the DVD series "Beauty for Ashes"
  • 16:50 Myles - I asked our Balloon Pilot what people expected
  • 16:53 when they take their first ride on a hot air balloon.
  • 16:57 First of all, they don't really know what they are going into,
  • 17:00 because it's a very unfamiliar experience.
  • 17:05 So when they're finally there it is very calm.
  • 17:10 It's not like the aircraft is [doing] any hard maneuvering
  • 17:14 and you feel it on your body.
  • 17:15 It is very calm like to stand up in an elevator
  • 17:18 to see our beautiful valley and area.
  • 17:25 Most all of them are stunning.
  • 17:29 Do y ou see the Jewish people and Arabs together on the balloon?
  • 17:32 Yes - absolutely!
  • 17:33 So the world needs to know that.
  • 17:35 So let them know.
  • 17:36 Yes, that this is part of a peace plan.
  • 17:42 Sort of.
  • 17:42 Shi's peace plan.
  • 17:53 You can literally smell the fragrance
  • 17:54 of the oranges beneath us.
  • 17:56 It's amazing.
  • 17:58 Just like a fragrant flower.
  • 18:00 It's so beautiful here.
  • 18:01 We're passing Almond trees,
  • 18:03 we're passing citrus,
  • 18:06 animals are beneath us.
  • 18:08 It's simply gorgeous.
  • 18:10 Look at how big the grapefruit is!
  • 18:12 Are those grapefruit or oranges?
  • 18:14 Those are grapefruit.
  • 18:17 I'm speechless.
  • 18:19 It's just so gorgeous.
  • 18:23 Words fail because
  • 18:24 we're seeing the fulfillment
  • 18:26 of the Words of God over this land.
  • 18:28 It's the most beautiful thing
  • 18:30 I've seen in a long time.
  • 18:32 The green, the restoration,
  • 18:36 the newness of life.
  • 18:39 We're coming up on Pesach .
  • 18:41 We're getting ready for "Passover".
  • 18:43 And just the word of "restoration"
  • 18:46 and every year saying
  • 18:47 "Next Year in Jerusalem",
  • 18:49 " Li-shanah Haba'ah Yerushalayim "
  • 18:51 Here we are in Israel
  • 18:53 restoration is in motion,
  • 18:55 it's taking place.
  • 18:57 And t he desert has bloomed.
  • 18:58 Galilee is gorgeous, it's lush.
  • 19:01 It's rich in agriculture and in beauty.
  • 19:05 And just as the Land is lush, the people are lush.
  • 19:08 In the face of trials we get richer,
  • 19:13 and so that is what you see here.
  • 19:18 Katharine - We spoke to an Israeli couple
  • 19:20 who rode in the balloon with us.
  • 19:23 Well, it's kind of hard to see it
  • 19:25 just from watching CNN or FOX because
  • 19:28 you see the same little
  • 19:29 clip of violence rolled and rolled.
  • 19:31 Actually the quality of life here is
  • 19:33 not about that at all.
  • 19:34 Coming here from New York which is
  • 19:36 a place where people "live to work" -
  • 19:39 this is a switch because in Israel
  • 19:41 I think people really "work to live".
  • 19:43 Their life is much more
  • 19:44 about their kids and their families.
  • 19:46 This is sort of ground zero for us.
  • 19:48 We met 11 years ago in Tel Aviv.
  • 19:52 I was living in New York at the time.
  • 19:54 We started dating.
  • 19:55 And shortly after we came right over here to Mount Gilboa.
  • 19:59 And that's kind of where we fell in love.
  • 20:02 We ended up naming our first son "Gilboa".
  • 20:05 We call him"Gilbo" for short.
  • 20:07 A nd we live in Modiin with our three boys,
  • 20:09 And we try to get up North as much as we can.
  • 20:12 In fact, we were up here hiking
  • 20:14 on Thursday and Friday.
  • 20:16 Myles - So you could live in the States,
  • 20:18 but you choose to live here. Why?
  • 20:20 Well, I married an Israeli,
  • 20:21 [Laughing]
  • 20:23 and that is the most sure fire indicator of Zionism.
  • 20:26 [Laughing]
  • 20:35 [Myles Laughing] Nothin to it!
  • 20:39 So we've had this amazing experience
  • 20:41 on this hot air balloon.
  • 20:43 Tell us about the story of your family.
  • 20:46 Who did not make it through the Holocaust
  • 20:48 and who made it here and how you got here?
  • 20:50 My grandfather, David, had I believe 10 brothers
  • 20:55 and he was trying to convince them
  • 20:58 to come to Israel from Poland.
  • 21:01 Umm, I am not sure I think it was before the state was born
  • 21:06 so maybe 1935.
  • 21:10 But they didn't want to come so he came alone.
  • 21:13 He was a pioneer and he had a farm, they had cows and chickens.
  • 21:19 Unfortunately when my father was 18 years old
  • 21:23 he asked his father to go take a horse that was making a lot of noise.
  • 21:28 My grandfather went and got kicked by the horse and died immediately.
  • 21:33 And my father had to take over the farm.
  • 21:36 That was from my father's side.
  • 21:39 My father is really, you know, he's a land person
  • 21:43 and later he fought in some of the Israeli wars.
  • 21:48 My grandmother from my mother's side, they also,
  • 21:51 her parents came from Germany.
  • 21:54 They lived in Jerusalem and they were very poor.
  • 21:58 My grandmother one day was cooking, they used to have
  • 22:02 these little fire things that you would turn on.
  • 22:05 It just caught on her dress and she burned immediately.
  • 22:11 They were trying to find an ambulance.
  • 22:13 but the British were ruling and nobody stopped
  • 22:16 so she died in a few hours.
  • 22:18 My mother who was four years old came home and
  • 22:22 nobody let them in, they just saw a burned house.
  • 22:25 There were tragedies from both families
  • 22:29 but I have a huge family now.
  • 22:31 Tons of cousins and aunts and uncles.
  • 22:34 It is wonderful.
  • 22:36 So, the ones that didn't come with the grandparents,
  • 22:41 they stayed in Europe.
  • 22:42 They all died in the Holocaust.
  • 22:44 All of them except one brother from
  • 22:47 my mother's side, who went to Paris
  • 22:53 and married I think a non-Jewish woman
  • 22:55 but never told their kids that he's Jewish.
  • 22:59 All the rest perished in Auschwitz.
  • 23:04 So, your family is evidence of
  • 23:08 the irrepressible Jewish spirit that
  • 23:12 No matter what happens, good can come
  • 23:15 and beauty and family and future
  • 23:18 Yeah
  • 23:19 Your future and a hope.
  • 23:20 Yeah, I guess you could say that.
  • 23:22 You are Hatikvah .
  • 23:24 Amen - Yes.
  • 23:37 WOW that young couple embodies the hope that is in Israel.
  • 23:41 They just want to live in peace,
  • 23:43 raise their children and enjoy their lives.
  • 23:46 And yet they are beleaguered on every hand.
  • 23:48 They are just surrounded by enemies.
  • 23:52 And there is a human cry around the world
  • 23:54 to join in together against this tiny nation
  • 23:57 who is producing the most beautiful
  • 23:59 technological, medical and artistic
  • 24:03 breakthroughs to the whole world.
  • 24:04 It's just so ironic.
  • 24:05 They're bringing so many advances to the world
  • 24:08 because of the grace of God and the Light
  • 24:10 that's in their minds and that's in the Word
  • 24:12 that's causing them to produce.
  • 24:14 You know this ministry is always been about
  • 24:17 building bridges and standing with the Prince of Peace.
  • 24:19 We end every show with "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem"
  • 24:23 because they need our prayers.
  • 24:25 You know they're not fighting a natural war.
  • 24:27 This is a supernatural war.
  • 24:28 This is the enemy of our soul
  • 24:30 seeking to snuff the people of the Book out.
  • 24:34 Yeah, and Romans 11:26 tells us
  • 24:36 "that all Israel shall be saved."
  • 24:37 We want to be in on the side of God
  • 24:40 as He leads us to that time
  • 24:42 when all Israel will be saved.
  • 24:44 Remember - what happened in Europe
  • 24:46 was a systematic demonization of the Jewish people.
  • 24:50 A systematic stripping of their rights.
  • 24:52 A systematic economic oppression
  • 24:54 and just a narrowing of life
  • 24:57 that allowed them to be so dehumanized
  • 25:00 that people could feel either nothing
  • 25:02 or feel justified in wiping the Jewish people out.
  • 25:06 And I want to tell you that today
  • 25:08 that same spirit is at work in the world.
  • 25:11 That's why we call on you to stand with Israel.
  • 25:13 It's not perfect.
  • 25:15 It's not politically perfect.
  • 25:16 Not every decision they make is right.
  • 25:17 But they are the people of the Book.
  • 25:19 And we-you who are grafted in
  • 25:22 are people of the Book as well.
  • 25:24 And so we want to stand together.
  • 25:26 One of the movements today
  • 25:27 that I'm glad to hear is faltering a little bit is the
  • 25:29 Boycott, Divestment and Sanction Movement.
  • 25:32 Which is an attempt to strip the economy of Israel.
  • 25:36 And the irony in that which is to try to
  • 25:39 oppress the economic strength of Israel.
  • 25:42 The irony in it is that it hurts our Arab cousins.
  • 25:45 who are employed by the booming economy in Israel.
  • 25:49 And so it's absolutely the wrong way to go.
  • 25:52 The attempt to divide the Land, to divide Jerusalem God says
  • 25:55 very strongly that He will stand against those who try to do that.
  • 26:00 Now usually at the end of every program we
  • 26:02 end from a prayer from Psalm 122:6
  • 26:05 to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
  • 26:07 But today we're going to take you back to Poland.
  • 26:10 We're at the pond where the Jewish ashes were spread.
  • 26:15 I was able to say the "Mourners Kaddish "
  • 26:18 The Mourners Prayer for the sake of our ancestors.
  • 26:23 And in God's beauty and wonder my wife and our good friend Ken
  • 26:29 stood with me at that time.
  • 26:37 ♪ Myles singing the Prayer ♪
  • 27:41 "May you who makes peace in His heights"
  • 27:43 "make peace upon us"
  • 27:46 "and upon all Israel"
  • 27:48 "and say Amen."

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

Guest organizations and links

Zola Levitt Presents
Levitt Letter
Tours
Podcasts