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Mister President of the [[Wikipedia:B'nai B'rith|B'nai B'rith]]'s International Relations, <br />
Mister [[Joseph Gabay|Joseph Gabay]], new president of the [[Wikipedia:Canadian Jewish Congress|Canadian Jewish Congress]], Québec section, allow me to underline and salute your election. I dare to believe that your encyclopedic knowledge at the on biblical level matters will be a pledge of wisdom and success in the management of your community's business. Congratulations and ''Mazal Tov''. I am also told that the presidency of CJA Federation should return in approximately two years to another [[Wikipedia:Sephardi|Sephardi]], [[Sylvain Abitbol|Sylvain Abitbol]]. As the speed which things progress, I fear that, in a few years, the only position left to the [[Wikipedia:Ashkenazim|Ashkenazim]] will be the presidency of the Sephardi community.
The ''[http://www.rabbinat.qc.ca/ Grand rabbin du Québec]'' arrives in paradise. He is welcomed by angels who lead him to his new residence, a beautiful apartment, two bedrooms, perfect sunlight and a renovated kitchen. By the window, he sees a little palace across the street, twenty rooms, ten bathrooms and nine living rooms. The rabbi asks: "Who is the wise man who lives in this superb residence?". The angel answers: "This residence is unoccupied. It is reserved for Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec." The rabbi enters in a terrible anger. "How is it that me, a rabbi, who devoted all his existence to speak of the Torah, gets a small four and half, and him, this non-believer, gets such a beautiful residence? I want to speak to God." The rabbi expresses his complaints to God, shares his surprise and asks for an explanation. And the Almighty God answers him: "You, rabbi, when you spoke of the Torah in the synagogue, everyone was sleeping. But him, Bernard Landry, when he goes to synagogues to speak of sovereignty, everyone starts praying! "
53 years ago, day for day, on May 14 1948, [[Wikipedia:David Ben-Gurion|David Ben-Gurion]] proclaimed the creation of the [[Wikipedia:Israel|State of Israel]]. The [[Wikipedia:Jew|Jewish people]], so rich in history and so poor in geography, was thus resurrected from its ashes to rise to the dignity of a people. The dream of a sovereign Jewish State finally became reality. How could one deny this right to a people who, although dispersed at the four corners of the Earth, everywhere contributed to conquests of the mind and the progress of all countries. [[Wikipedia:Leon Trotsky|Leon Trotski]], [[Wikipedia:Albert Einstein|Albert Einstein]], [[Wikipedia:Rosa Luxemburg|Rosa Luxemburg]], [[Wikipedia:Sigmund Freud|Sigmund Freud]], [[Wikipedia:Claude Lévi-Strauss|Claude Lévi-Strauss]], [[Wikipedia:Léon Blum|Leon Blum]], [[Wikipedia:Pierre Mendès-France|Pierre Mendès France]], and I forget many; the Jews have consolidated too many national destinies not to deserve the recognition of their ancestral rights. This State, the Jews owe it to their courage and their perseverance. Faithful to the message of the founding fathers, the Israelis built an exemplary democracy, pushing audacity as to accept within the [[Wikipedia:Knesset|Knesset]], the Israeli Parliament, political formations that are openly anti-[[Wikipedia:Zionism|Zionist]]. However, in 53 years of existence, this people, who always lived in a state of emergency, has known how to preserve its essence, democracy.
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