Should Israel get a divorce?
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🔝 Today’s Featured Story
The age-old debate about Israel versus Judah.
Around the 10th century BCE — 3,000 years — something took place that dramatically affected the people of Israel, and still affects us today.
The country we now call Israel was split into two kingdoms following King Solomon’s death: the southern kingdom of Judah and the northern kingdom of Israel. For many years, these two kingdoms had a rocky relationship. Both became formidable and independent, creating two distinct lineages in Jewish history.
Now, more than 2,951 years later, the drama is not over. The Jewish People are still trying to figure it out amongst ourselves, and the State of Israel seems as divided as ever.
What can we learn from Israel and Judah, and should we revisit their two distinct paths for the Jewish People?