Today I had the distinct pleasure to meet and listen to Rabbi Daniel Lapin. He was in Dallas to honor the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War.
In that war, Israel was very much outmanned and outgunned. The old city of Jerusalem had been captured by Jordan during Israel's war of independence in 1948. As a result, synagogues were destroyed and Jews were forbidden from visiting their holy sites.
Almost twenty years later, the forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria were ready to strike in an effort to wipe Israel off the map. But Israel made a surprise preemptive strike, and the Lord provided miracle after miracle to keep the young nation in tact.
Importantly, Jerusalem was freed and unified. Israel quickly allowed people of any faith—Jew, Christian, and Muslim—to practice their religion freely in the city.
Today, Israel is a land with no oil, not enough water, and many enemies around the world. Yet it stands as a model of liberty and prosperity to its neighbors.
To learn more about Rabbi Daniel Lapin, check out his website at rabbidaniellapin.com.