How many mighty civilizations have the Hebrews outlived over thousands of years?
But for Israel, how many lost, conquered, forsaken nations, and forgotten indigenous tongues, have been reborn, restored? The same will not be true for Italy, Sweden and France. Once lost, it will be forever. In a hundred years, or even fifty, there will be no exiled French families yearning for their homeland to cry out, “Next year in Paris!”