7 Wonders of Jewish History

Here‘s an article we recommend from Aish.com that lists the 7 miracles of Jewish history.7 wonders of jewish history

Summary of the miracles and a really quick analysis by us of each miracle:

WONDER #1: THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE ETERNAL

Amazing, a tiny nation surviving 3300 years with the same belief system. Just to appreciate this a bit, ask yourselves what ever happened to Rome, Persia, Athens, etc.?

WONDER #2: DISPERSION

Okay, this refers to the Torah telling us that if the Jews misbehave they will be dispersed all over the globe. This one happened too.

WONDER #3: ANTI-SEMITISM

The Torah also tells us that we will be persecuted in foreign lands if we misbehave. This one definitely happened. I think we can probably group this with the one above, but either way, the Torah was spot on when it came to this. It warns us that if we misbehave we’ll be punished and it happened.

WONDER #4: FEW IN NUMBER

I would also group this one with the above two wonders. I would also add that in Devarim Moshe says the Jewish people have become as numerous as the stars as God had promised and the Jewish population at the time was only 3 million. More analysis needed on this one.

WONDER #5: A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS

Definitely. Promises made all over Genesis and the rest of the Bible. Spot on. Amazing.

WONDER #6: THE INTERDEPENDENCE BETWEEN THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE LAND OF ISRAEL

Israel was a waste land before the Jews came back. I’m not sure how much this says about the interdependence between the Jews and Israel. The Bible doesn’t tell us about this interdependence to the best of my knowledge and the Torah even tells us that before the Joshua conquered the land it was very developed. I don’t really want to get into this right now, but I’m sure nobody would have lost faith had Israel been thriving while in gentile hands. There is a prophecy that the land will lay desolate if the Jews misbehave, but I think we can throw this into the above category of the prophecy of the Jews being punished if they misbehaved.

WONDER #7: THE MIRACULOUS RETURN OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO THEIR HOMELAND

I don’t know if there has been a miracle greater than this in the past 3300 years. Unbelievable! May the Temple be rebuilt soon.

In summary, I think we can probably categorize the miracles in this article into four groups and they truly are amazing:

1) Eternity of the Jewish people.

2) Punished for sinning.

3) A light unto the nations.

4) The return to Israel.

I would also add that antisemitism, to my mind, is totally irrational and points to the specialness of the Jewish people. You’d think that after the holocaust and our return to Israel we’d get some rest, but no, now the Arabs want us annihilated.

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