Jews & Non-Jews
A biblical model of reconciliation can help bring Jews and Christians together.
Through centuries of exile, Jewish hopes and prayers were focused on the Promised Land.
Since the beginning of modern Zionism, some Jews have stood in opposition to it.
Medieval kabbalah offers various approaches to the Land of Israel.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Because most Jews of this period lived in the Diaspora, Israel was an abstract concept.
In the Bible, possession of the Land of Israel is tied to moral behavior.
In rabbinic literature, the Land was of primary importance--even as the Diaspora grew.
Christians are not idolators--nor are they inherently anti-Semitic.
Understanding the world in which Christianity developed helps understand Christian beliefs.
Most traditional authorities dismissed Hinduism as idolatry, but in recent years, some Jews have become more tolerant of certain Eastern religions and practices.