Background/History of Hatikva
The creation of State of Israel must be understood in the context of Jewish history
The choice to engage in the Brit (covenant) forms lasting attitudes toward our Jewish peoplehood, Jewish homeland, and Jewish culture. (adapted from – People Make Choices. Choices Make History)
Building the State Before the State: Keren Hayesod Posters, 1942
Participation in community requires certain obligations and duties.
Israeli Declaration of Independence
A. Connection with the land, people, and history of Israel is a core component of Jewish identity.
B. The creation of the State of Israel must be understood in the context of Jewish and world history.
C. Understanding that Zionism has changed Jewish history presents opportunities for reflection on Jewish peoplehood, connection of the land, and Jewish identity in modern times.
Jewish History/Israeli History
The Declaration of Independence/Statehood was the end of one stage of Israeli history and the beginning of another.
Israel and Jewish Identity
Israel was made as a place where I can identify with my Jewishness.
The Political Significance of Land Purchase
To make the Jewish State a reality, Zionists needed to both attract Jewish immigrants & connect them with the land in Eretz Yisrael.