January 7, 13
- Genesis – Chronicles (ends with Cyrus bringing Jews out of exile
- First story in Judaism (creation) – is a story of exile.
- Exile – Diaspora – Restoration
- Exile – Exiled by G-d, people, G-d working through people – Forced
removal from a homeland (by people, G-d, or natural disasters)
- Diaspora – Through deportation, living somewhere other than Israel.
- Restoration – Aliyah – being restored to the land of Israel
- The father of Judaism – He is called and leaves his home (lech
- 1) Proper name for the Jewish people
- 2) Land
- 3) State
- Q – should it be a State above all States?
- Collective memory not a collective land mass (per se)
- Exile seen as a consequence for sin.
- Divine punishment
- Talmud – 500CE
- Some rabbis interpret exile as G-d being in exile with the people.
- Zionism – Pushing back against traditional Jewish attitude – more
passive – waiting for the messiah (military commander – “fights the
wars of the Lord” – Gets the world to acknowledge G-d and rebuilds
- They wanted Jews to just have their own land.
- Commandment (613) – Instructions by G-d
- Laws specific to Jews
- Judaism historically shaped itself after them.
- How do they manifest themselves in the lives of people
- Covenant Agreement between two parties, which can be broken
and has a time period.
- An eternal relationship between people and G-d (brit)
- Special bond between G-d and Israel