Equal Partners
by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners

By Roland Ezri

"Women are the backbone of all societies. They do a substantial part of the work, and play a major role in raising the future generation yet they are largely powerless. The decisions that count are made by men and foisted upon women."

Writings by Roland Ezri

The Second Exodus – Italy – CCXVI. Our Immigration Options (6 of 10)


For 2,000 years, the Jewish people has been tossed around the planet like a football! Ironically, this is the only people from antiquity that still exists today. Even Egyptians and Greeks have mixed with many other people. Thus the Jewish people, by their continued existence, provides the only stability to be found in this confused world.

And it doesn’t stop there, for they brought God to this planet, and from them, first Christianity, and then Islam came into being.

When Divinity walked the earth, there was only one people among whom He could be born. It would have been unthinkable, for Jesus to be born among the heathen.

And yet so much malice and falsehood have surrounded them. There are many examples of the uniqueness of the Jewish faith; let me give you one.

Judaism is the only faith that will never claim that it is the only “true” one, and the only way to heaven. The Talmud makes it clear that being Jewish does not mean that you enjoy special privileges in God’s eyes; you’re judged solely on your actions.

I went on a tangent simply to say this: A people who had done so much for the world, and been abused for its efforts, had to eventually have its own state where it could find (still a very elusive) peace. And it took a tragedy of unimaginable proportion for it to happen.

One of the first laws Israel promulgated, was The Law of Return. It simply gave to Jews, at any time, and wherever they may be, the right to immigrate to Israel.

Thus, Israel became the country where any Jew can go. There were no quotas, barriers, or a time frame; if you decide today to immigrate, consider yourself as being in Israel already. You may be an old woman, you may be disabled, you may lack the skills to obtain any kind of employment, or you may come from a primitive society. Doesn’t matter. The state will invest the funds and efforts to allow you to eventually function in a modern society. What country in the world offer you that?

That said, Israel was for us the country of last resort. If all our efforts to immigrate to a desirable country failed, then we would go to Israel, and be glad we could enjoy the privilege of having a country waiting for us.

After all what I have said, I seem to contradict myself. Not so. I will explain next the difficult circumstances that existed in the young Israel, and why because of it my family and many other Egyptians families were looking elsewhere. (Modern Israel is a choice destination today; and let me assure that had this been the case back then, we would have gone there without hesitation).

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