4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me.
a-TEM r’-ee-TEM a-SHER a-SEE-tee l’-mitz-RA-yim va-e-SA et-KHEM al kan-FAY n’-sha-REEM va-a-VEE et-KHEM ay-LAI
ד אַתֶּם רְאִיתֶם אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתִי לְמִצְרָיִם וָאֶשָּׂא אֶתְכֶם עַל־כַּנְפֵי נְשָׁרִים וָאָבִא אֶתְכֶם אֵלָי׃
19:4 How I bore you on eagles’ wings
“Operation Magic Carpet”,’ also called “Operation On Wings of Eagles” based on this verse, secretly airlifted almost fifty thousand Yemenite Jews to Israel between June 1949 and September 1950. Many of the Yemenite Jews had never seen an airplane before, and they likened the ride from Yemen to Israel as a fulfillment of this verse, “I bore you on eagles’ wings.” This Operation was just one example of the fulfillment of the State of Israel’s responsibility toward all Jews worldwide, summarized by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in a speech he delivered to the Zionist Congress in 1992: “Our responsibility also extends to all Jews throughout the world… World Jewry should know that we are responsible for them and will do all we can to assist them when they are in need.”