The Land of Israel is central to the history of the Jewish people. Its physical and spiritual qualities have made it the object of yearning of generations of Jews. The very purpose of the Jewish people – a nation whose highest value is living according to the wisdom of God – is intimately associated with living in the Land of Israel. On an individual basis, a person’s growth in character and closeness to God can be greatly assisted by his presence in the Land of Israel. This class analyzes why the Land of Israel is so central to the Jewish people. Centrality of the Land of Israel The Centrality of the Land of Israel