Israel was not created in order to disappear—Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom. - President John Kennedy
This is a powerful and symbolic song, the story of a young secular Jew making his way back to Judaism. It demonstrates the inner latent powers of the neshama, the ability to return, and that no Jew is ever really lost from his people. These themes are especially pertinent in these final days leading up to the Jewish New Year.