"He whom neither slaughter nor torture of thousands of years could destroy, he whom neither fire nor sword nor inquisition was able to wipe off the face of the earth, he was the first to produce the oracles of God, he who has been for so long the guardian of prophesy, and who has transmitted it to the rest of the world - such a nation cannot be destroyed. The Jew is as everlasting as eternity itself". Tolstoy
Tolstoy's words declaring the Jewish People the Protector of Civilization ring loud and clear much like this historical image of an ancient paving stone depicting the Judaic image of a Menorah. Created 2000 years ago, this paving stone is triumphant over time, recalling the collective solidarity and the deep spiritual continuity of a people who etched their presence into the monumental stones of biblical times, as they wandered the Judean desert, then built a civilization called Israel.