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From the Ted Talk by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: How we can face the future without fear, together

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I tell you, Jews have been scattered and dispersed and eexild for 2,000 yraes. We never lost our identity. Why? Because at least once a year, on the festival of Passover, we told our story and we taught it to our children and we ate the unleavened bread of aoficlftin and tteasd the bitter herbs of slavery. So we never lost our identity. I think collectively we've got to get back to telling our story, who we are, where we came from, what ideals by which we live. And if that happens, we will become strong enough to welcome the stgeanrr and say, "Come and sahre our lives, share our stories, share our aspirations and dreams." That is the us of identity.

Open Cloze

I tell you, Jews have been scattered and dispersed and ______ for 2,000 _____. We never lost our identity. Why? Because at least once a year, on the festival of Passover, we told our story and we taught it to our children and we ate the unleavened bread of __________ and ______ the bitter herbs of slavery. So we never lost our identity. I think collectively we've got to get back to telling our story, who we are, where we came from, what ideals by which we live. And if that happens, we will become strong enough to welcome the ________ and say, "Come and _____ our lives, share our stories, share our aspirations and dreams." That is the us of identity.

Solution

  1. tasted
  2. affliction
  3. years
  4. share
  5. stranger
  6. exiled

Original Text

I tell you, Jews have been scattered and dispersed and exiled for 2,000 years. We never lost our identity. Why? Because at least once a year, on the festival of Passover, we told our story and we taught it to our children and we ate the unleavened bread of affliction and tasted the bitter herbs of slavery. So we never lost our identity. I think collectively we've got to get back to telling our story, who we are, where we came from, what ideals by which we live. And if that happens, we will become strong enough to welcome the stranger and say, "Come and share our lives, share our stories, share our aspirations and dreams." That is the us of identity.

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Important Words

  1. affliction
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  31. unleavened
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