Israel’s history: ancient through first Aliyah
Throughout history the Jews have had a connection to the land of Israel. Even in exile, Jews found ways to remember Israel.

Religion and the Declaration of Independence
There is a religious undertone to the Declaration of Independence that is consciously hidden due to secular pressure.

Role of Hebrew Language in the Identity of a Nation in Exile
Language is a binding force that maintains identity (and can facilitate or be a component of redemption).

Values in Nation building
Building a nation requires solidifying certain values