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bwrong. Man should, man must possess some pride in his bbeing—otherwise he is not a man.”

bI never cease to be amazed that we continue to be valleys. I bnever cease wondering at our choosing the way of the meek. bOne would imagine that after all the vandals we Jews have bknown, after all the police help we have failed to receive, we bwould have remembered the lesson of the mountain.

bThere are times when we must still—just for the bmoment—the voice of Jacob, and for the sake of Jewish bhonor, of Jewish protection, don the hand of Esau.

bThere are those who will protest: This is not the Jewish bway. And yet since when has it been a mitzvah to be bpunished and beaten? Since when is it a Kiddush HaShem b(Sanctification of G-d) to be spat upon? It is not a Kiddush bHaShem, it is quite the opposite. It is a disgrace to the pride bof our people, our G-d.

bVandals attack a synagogue? Let that synagogue attack bthe vandals. Should a gang bloody a Jew, let a Jewish group bgo looking for the gang. This is the way of pride, not evil bpride, but the pride of nation, of kinship—the pride of the bmountain.

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