Reader 50: Throughout time, groups have always fought and enslaved one another, physically and intellectually. Our history is one of constant struggle against repression. Throughout the centuries, Jews have been denied freedom.
In every generation I must find my freedom again
In every generation they rise up to destroy me
In every generation there are those who would be
masters of slaves.
In every generation I was a slave
I was a slave for Pharaoh in Egypt
for Nebuchadnezzer in Babylon
and died fighting the Romans at Massada
and fled from the Crusaders
and from the Spanish Inquisitors
and was slain by the Cossacks in Russia,
and by the Nazis
and still there are those who oppress us as the
Russian Government oppressed our people and those
who would destroy us as the Arabs fought to
How can I be free while there is one slave left?
How can I be free when people use guns instead of
How can I be free when my own mind enslaves me in
bigotry, jealousy and hatred?
This year we are slaves, but next year....shall we be free?
Harvey Fisher (Former member of JSC)