Q&A: Why Judaism’s Attachment to the Land of Israel?

If Judaism is a religion, why does it need a country?

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(2) Avi Perez, June 18, 2017 10:24 AM

Judaism is not really surviving outside of Israel

Judaism has barely survived..With all the Torah greats ..the Talmud Bavli..all the holy people, books written today Jews outside Israel are in negative growth.This does not detract from the beautoful Torah learn in the diaspora but it shows that we do need our Land, People and Torah to survive.We are told in the machzor מפני חטאינו גלינו מארצינו due to our sins we were exiled from Israel..in other words the diaspora was born in sin ,,so when we can get back to Israel we should.

(1) Jaacob, June 11, 2017 7:22 PM

state of Israel a far cry from the society described

Hi Rabbi,

Thanks for the video!

I just wanted to mention that the country described in the Kuzari seems very different from the current State. If this is so, then how is the establishment of the current State of Israel in any sense miraculous?

Thanks.

 

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