Israel in Rabbinic Literature

In rabbinic literature, the Land was of primary importance--even as the Diaspora grew.

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By the end of rabbinic Period, the Land of Israel, in the eyes of most Jews, becomes a place that is not of this world. This attitude is widespread throughout most of Jewish history. Eventually the connection to the physical Land taught by the Tannaim prevails, leading to the modern return to the Land of Israel.

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Rabbi Ed Snitkoff

Rabbi Ed Snitkoff is the Director of the Ramah Israel Seminar and lives in Jerusalem.