You say you don’t believe. But there is no such thing as a Jew who does not believe, just as there is no living person whose heart does not pump blood, no living thing that does not grow.

You can deny your faith, like one who is oblivious to the constant throb of his own heart.

You can bury your faith deep beneath the ground. No matter—it will sprout forth in some form or other—idealism, rebellion, aspirations, outrage …

But when the day comes for our people’s destiny to be fulfilled, that faith will stir from its hiding place. We, every one of us, will discover that we never really left our home.