The Jewish soul has been formed by three thousand years of heritage—both with a homeland and in its wanderings. Israel is both the object of God’s eternal closeness, and the evil one’s intent to utterly corrupt and destroy her. But what makes an Israeli an Israeli?
Jews had centuries of records and experience in being an independent people. But now, for the first time, they found themselves wrestling with their identity as a Jewish nation governed by the Law of God as well as a modern nation governed by “we the people.”
It’s a lofty idea. A vision. A goal. But so was rebirthing a language, a culture and a nation after 2000 years of exile. We were told this would happen – dry bones coming to life and then receiving the breath of eternal life. This is why we live and work in Jerusalem. We BELIEVE in that promise.