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It is not an easy thing to be holy, and there is not a man alive who has not stumbled as he has walked down the road of life, and fallen, even if but for a moment, into impurity... But it is holiness and sanctity that remain the ultimate goal and purpose of the Jew, for to be holy is to approach the Almighty who IS holiness, while to emulate Him is the reason for man's being.
What a difference it would have made had Israel immediately after the June, 1967 War, when the whole world stood solidly behind her, knowing that she had almost gone under and miraculously survived, declared: All this land is ours, historically; it is Jewish from the times of the Bible.