The Jewish Connection to Israel, the Promised Land: A Brief Introduction for Christians

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A window into the Jewish People’s connection to Israel—
written especially for Christians.

“Israel has taken Jewish sacred history, peoplehood, and ethics out of the realm of speculation and put them into the crucible of real life experience. In returning the Jewish People to its homeland, Israel has returned Jews to material reality—with all its challenges. The Jewish People’s return to the Land returns Judaism to its original vision and the ...

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Overview

A window into the Jewish People’s connection to Israel—
written especially for Christians.

“Israel has taken Jewish sacred history, peoplehood, and ethics out of the realm of speculation and put them into the crucible of real life experience. In returning the Jewish People to its homeland, Israel has returned Jews to material reality—with all its challenges. The Jewish People’s return to the Land returns Judaism to its original vision and the Jewish People to the responsibilities of the biblical covenant.”
—from Chapter 9

Along with illuminating the importance of Israel for Jews, this special book examines the Jewish return to Zion as a significant theological event that strengthens the foundations of the Christian faith and its mission.

In clear and accessible language, this introduction 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.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580233187
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Series: A Brief Introduction for Christians Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 171
  • Sales rank: 1,122,577
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Eugene Korn, PhD, is executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding of Sacred Heart University and editor of Meorot—A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discourse. He has written widely on Israel, Jewish thought, and interfaith relations, including his book The Jewish Connection to Israel, the Promised Land: A Brief Introduction for Christians, and is co-editor of End of an Exile: Israel, the Jews and the Gentile World; and Two Faiths, One Covenant?: Jewish and Christian Identity in the Presence of the Other.

Rabbi Eugene Korn, PhD, is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Modern Jewish-Christian Relations: A Good Revolution
  • Israel and Christians in the Middle East
  • What are Jewish Ethics Regarding Christians and Other Gentiles?
  • Why Israel Is the Best Hope for Middle East Christians Today
  • Can Judaism and Christianity Make Room for Each Other?
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Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations Introduction Part I: The Biblical Dream Land and Covenant: The Bible and the Birth of the Jewish People National Life, Holiness, and Politics: Jewish Destiny and the Covenantal Dream Jewish Sovereignty in the Ancient World Part II: A People and Its God in Exile Loss of Place and Life in the Diaspora Modern Promises, Stirrings of Return, and the Holocaust Part III: Returning Home Statehood and Young Israel Israel Today Israel and Her Arab Neighbors Part IV: The Future and the Hope Israel of Tomorrow: The Meaning of Israel for World Values and Culture Notes Suggestions for Further Reading

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