Being Jewish Series: Israel is a Person, a Place and a People (Kehillah, Richmond, VA)

The term Israel means “to struggle with God” (Yisra-El). Israel is…

  • A person. Jacob the patriarch, son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham. He is named Israel by God after struggling with a messenger.
  • A place. Israel has been used to name several places:
  • A people. Israel is another term for the Jewish people, no matter where we are or where we come from.

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