The Jewish Connection to Israel, the Promised Land
A Brief Introduction for Christians By Rabbi Eugene Korn, PhD (176 Pages)Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2007
A window into the Jewish People s connection to Israel -- written especially for Christians.
The State of Israel stands at the center of how Jews see themselves today as individuals as well as at the center of the Jewish People s collective self-perception. As a result, understanding Judaism and the Jewish People is possible only by grasping the Jewish hopes, dreams and experiences that center around Israel, the promised land.
This special book guides Christians through the essential meanings of Israel for the Jewish People and for the world. It defines Israel as an indispensable part of Judaism s vision for the Jewish People to be a kingdom of priests and a holy people, as a partner with God in the Bible s sacred covenant. It examines Israel, a sovereign Jewish state, as a safe refuge and home for Jews fleeing persecution anywhere in the world, and how this gives meaning to the Jewish People s convictions that the future can be more secure than the past.