We will continue to explain the great obligation to thank Hashem for the miracles we have seen, as Hashem and Am Yisrael have returned to Zion and we have merited the establishment of State of Israel, the beginning of the growth of our liberation.
“May it be God’s will that just as we have merited the beginning of the redemption, so may we merit hearing the shofar blast of our righteous Messiah.” Thank God we have a state, but how shall we proceed from here to the complete redemption?
: When David ben Gurion announced the establishment of the state, was he acting realistically? We were but a nation of tattered refugees gathered together from the four corners of the earth, surrounded by millions of Arabs with imposing armies.
The process of establishing sanctity in Israel was riddled with vicissitudes, from the Shilo sanctuary in Joseph's hereditary portion, to Gibeon and Nov in the portion of Benjamin, and finally to Jerusalem. The same is true of Israel's leadership.
Thanking God for the miracles which He performs for us and recognizing the good which He has bestowed upon us, lies at the very foundation of our redemption. Therefore, even today, if we want God's works of salvation to continue, we must thank Him.
Our redemption comes via our own self-sacrifice. Still, all exertion on our part is repaid for generously through God's attribute of mercy, through an outpouring of divine assistance to forward our redemption.