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Heschel On The Feelings of Desperation Before The Six-Day War

“In those days of distress [just prior to the 1967 War] a Christian friend asked me, ‘Why are you so dreadfully upset, so dreadfully desperate?’ I answered, ‘Imagine that in the entire world there remains one copy of the Bible and suddenly I see a brutal hand seize this copy, the only one in the world, and prepare to cast it into the flames....’”

Israel: An Echo of Eternity