I believe that divine providence was involved in reestablishing a Jewish collective presence in the Land of Israel.
However, the question that needs to be answered now is, what’s next? What does God expect from us living in the land?
There are voices that say that the project has yet to be completed. They assert that we must strive for settling all of the Land of Israel, and that it is our right and responsibility to do so. I disagree.
I believe that it is our calling—the generations that live in the era of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel—to live out Israel’s prophetic calling of being a light to the nations. We must bear the weighty responsibility of governing the land in a way that strives for moral practice and that emulates justice.
This requires the constant pursuit of peace with our neighbors even when it appears to be impossible. It demands that we love others as ourselves and that we treat those that are unlike us as equals, for we were once strangers...
Become a Member
Read all member content
Get exclusive in-depth reports from Israel.
Get exclusive in-depth reports from Israel
Connect with Israel, right from your home.
Lift up the voice of truth and hope
Support Jerusalem-based Zionist journalism.
Already a member? Login here.
Israel Today Membership
Save 18% Per Month.
Six Months Membership
Save 9% Per Month.