Throughout the centuries, we have had many oppressors and tormentors. Nations who sought to destroy us rose to prominence and fell into oblivion.

But by you and I being here today, by each of us living our lives as Jews, as the Jewish people, we defy all those who seek to destroy us.

Our being here today is a living testimony to the song of our exile and, ultimately, the song of our redemption: “We shall outlive them!”