If You Will It, It Is No Fairy-Tale

Translation / Interpretation / Caption Text

Hebrew translation:

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If you will it, it is no fairy tale (Herzl)

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We are the last generation of slavery and first generation of redemption (Bialik)

Curator's note: This motto, "If you will it, it is no fairy-tale" is Herzl's clarion call to all proto-Zionists. With it, Herzl placed the responsibility for bringing the Jewish renaissance into being squarely on the shoulders of the Jewish organizations, and their constituencies, that were present at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

This slogan is often quoted/translated differently. See: The Jews Who Will it, Will Have Their State