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Kotel (Western Wall)
"Now the Lord said unto Abram: 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing. And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'" Genesis 12:1-3
Oldest Known Synagogue
"Be among the disciples of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing peace, loving people" Hillel (Babylonian Talmud, Avot 1:12). "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I care only for myself, what am I?" Hillel (Babylonian Talmud, Avot 1:14) "Whoever has mercy on other people, Heaven will have mercy upon him; whoever does not have mercy on other people, Heaven will not have mercy upon him." Gamliel II (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbos 151b).
Symbol of the Jewish Nation
"The State of Israel will be open to the immigration of Jews and for the Ingathering of the Exiles from all countries of their dispersion; will promote the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; will be based on the precepts of liberty, justice and peace as invisaged by the prophets of Israel; will uphold the full social and political equality of all its citizens, without distinction of race, creed or sex; will guarantee full freedom of conscience, worship, education and culture; will safeguard the sanctity and inviolability of the shrines and Holy Places of all religions..." From the Declaration of Independence
Mystical Tzfat (Safed)
"Prior to Creation, there was only the infinite light filling all existence. When it arose in G-d's Will to create worlds and emanate the emanated...He contracted Himself in the point at the center, in the very center of His light. He restricted that light, distancing it to the sides surrounding the central point, so that there remained a void, a hollow empty space, away from the central point... After this... He drew down from the infinite light in a single straight line from His light surrounding from above to below [into the void], and it chained down descending into that void.... In the space of that void He emanated, created, formed and made all the worlds." Etz Chaim, Heichal A"K, anaf 2
“Since we long ago resolved never to be servants to the Romans, nor to any other than to God Himself, Who alone is the true and just Lord of mankind, the time is now come that obliges us to make that resolution true in practice...We were the very first that revolted, and we are the last to fight against them; and I cannot but esteem it as a favor that God has granted us, that it is still in our power to die bravely, and in a state of freedom.” Elazar Ben Yair (From "The Jewish War" Josephus Flavius)
"And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side; and there was a valley between them. And there went out a champion from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span." I Samuel 17:3-4 "And he [David] took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in the shepherd's bag which he had, even in his scrip; and his sling was in his hand; and he drew near to the Philistine." I Samuel 17:40