A Prayer–And A Call To Duty

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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4 In jone 1954
Security - Army. Political Parties - Betar. Liberty of Men - censorship. Ideologies - Communism. Education - Educational values, Youth. Greater Land of Israel - Greater Israel, Jerusalem. Aliyah - Return to Zion. Individuals - Ze'ev Jabotinsky
After accepting the title of being the commander of Betar, Begin addresses the world Betar conference. Begin speaks about the first Rosh Betar, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Then he speaks about the first members of Betar—their passion led to the successful revolt in liberating the Homeland. Begin shifts from the past to speak in deep sorrow about the present-day situation. He argues that what is or isn't done in the present will affect the future. Then he speaks about the lack of immigration and poor education that is given to the youth. Begin explains that the youth are being taught that "any effort to regain the soil of its ancestors is 'treif'". He also argues against the claim that the army is where youth learn to fight and receive education. Begin shares that the army depends on the character of the youth prior to their army service. Begin concludes that Betar has a duty to properly educate the youth, because the future of the country depends on them.