Let me ask you a question: Why should the State of Israel exist? What’s the point? This question is not rhetorical. And the answer to this question is not necessarily self-evident.
I once attended a lecture of Tal Becker's, a fellow at the Hartman Institute, who explained that, historically, there have been three different ways to answer this question.
This framework is critical in understanding the State of Israel specifically and Zionism in general.
The Jewish state should exist in order to serve as a safe haven from all the...