We Have to Live

Antisemitism and the fate of Jewish people. Contributions to the world.

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We will live.
Despite it all
Despite all odds
As the wave of hatred is rising again.
And again throughout millennia
We are Jews The Chosen people
A privilege and a curse
The Jews a small tribe of nomads
Among the multitude of hostile ignorant people
Our curse – we are the chosen people.
A task is given to us.
A task we are obligated to fulfill.
A Sisyphean task it seems
Did we the Jews sign up for this?
Or was it imprinted in our DNA?
The Task to show the way
An impossible curse to drag an unwilling humanity
The kicking and screaming mob
To the light, to a better future
And they hate us for this
A curse
Throughout countless generations
We are just trying to live.
To live in spite of enemies that tried to destroy us Jews
To outlive the eternal evil of hatred thirsting for our blood.
Our enemies who are determined to get rid of these strange and different people – the Jews
The Jews these strangers that are never satisfied with the order of thing
But we survived
Survived because we have to live
To never lose hope
To live against all odds
To live in hope that maybe…
Maybe one day ignorance and hate will vanish
The Evil will be defeated and the Light will prevail
But sometimes we pause in doubt
Hope fading away
We are cursed
The Romans and the inquisition
The Holocaust and the Middle East
And now the resurgence of antisemitism in Europe
But we are the chosen people.
Cursed and privileged
We have to live
Our task is not yet done
As long as there is hatred and ignorance in the world
We the Jews will be here.
We have to live
To drag this world to a better future
We will be here
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