The photographs below demonstrate why the Jewish people are still around after five thousand years.
A volunteer went into a flooded Synagogue in New Orleans and rescued the Torah Scrolls from the rising waters.
Despite everything that happens to us, we always do what we can to save our most important possession – The Torah. We believe that this is our most treasured gift from G-d and nothing - neither fire nor water will ever separate us.
The ancient rabbis said that rather it being a case of the Jews maintaining the (laws of) the Torah, it is in fact the Torah that maintains (and ensures the survival of) the Jews.