48: Holding Fast in Times of Pain

״הוֹי כִּי גָדוֹל הַיּוֹם הַהוּא מֵאַיִן כָּמֹהוּ וְעֵת צָרָה הִיא לְיַעֲקֹב וּמִמֶּנָּה יִוָּשֵׁעַ.״ --ירמיהו ל:ז

"Alas! for that day is great, such that none is like it; And it is a time of pain for Jacob, and out of it shall he be saved"

“Look down from Heaven and see how we have become a mockery to and cursed by  the nations. We are considered sheep to be dragged to slaughter; to be killed, destroyed, beaten and humiliated. And with all this, Your Name we have never forgotten — do not You forget us.” (Morning prayers, Tachanun).