The West Bank is better known in Israel as Yehuda v’Shomron, or Judah and Samaria. Why do the Jewish People have their own name for this area of Israel? What is the Jewish connection to this area, dating back millennia? Knowing the history, from ancient times to modern day, sheds light on the contested settlements and geo-political reality in Israel today.
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The founding chief rabbi of Efrat, Shlomo Riskin, once said, “If Israel is Disneyland, come when the sun is shining. But if it is the motherland, come when she needs you the most.” Does this quote resonate with you? In what way do you view Israel as a “motherland”?
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