When the day came for the descendants of Israel to return to the promised land, the greatness of their forefathers was almost nowhere to be found. Among them were idolaters, slanderers, and every sort of vice.

But G‑d loved them and took them as His bride.

Today, as well, we must see past the outer shell, deep into the soul of every Jew, and uncover the beauty that lies there. For there is not a single Jewish soul that is dispensable, G‑d forbid, regardless of how distant that soul may have wandered.

Indeed, today, we are held together by a far deeper, more essential bond.

This time, no Jew will be left behind.