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The Land of Israel


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Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction and "Road Map" Part 3 Part One: The Nature of the Promise Chapter 4 Chapter One. The Land as Gift Chapter 5 Chapter Two. The Land as Oath Chapter 6 Chapter Three. The Land and the Law Chapter 7 Chapter Four. The Integration of the Unconditional and Conditional Covenants Chapter 8 Chapter Five. The Land in the Prophets and the Writings Chapter 9 Chapter Six. The Land in Talmudic and Medieval Periods Chapter 10 Chapter Seven. The Land in the Modern Period Part 11 Part Two: The Meaning of "Holy" Land Chapter 12 Chapter Eight. The Land as a Good Land Chapter 13 Chapter Nine. The Land as Possibility and as Peril Chapter 14 Chapter Ten. Israel and the "Nations" in the Land Chapter 15 Chapter Eleven. The Land as a "Holy Land" Part 16 Supplements Chapter 17 I. The Land: What Geographical Entity? Chapter 18 II. The Unconditional Character of the Abrahamic Covenant: Challenge and Response Chapter 19 III. The Land of Israel: What is "Holy" Land and What is Not: The Rabbinic Perspective Amplified Chapter 20 IV. The Use - and Misuse - of Biblical and Rabbinic Data About the Land Chapter 21 V. The Jewish People and the Land of Israel: A Union for Service to Humankind Chapter 22 VI. What Binds Diaspora Jewry to Israel? Chapter 23 VII. Religion and State: The Ongoing Tension Part 24 Synopsis of the Findings in this Work Chapter 25 An Interview Part 26 Questions for the Contemporary Situation Chapter 27 What Do the Theological Materials in This Work Mean for Our Time? Chapter 28 Notes Chapter 29 Bibliography Chapter 30 Index of Authors Chapter 31 About the Author

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Jack Shechter, a Rabbi ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, served as Associate Professor of Bible and Dean of Continuing Education at the University of Judaism (now the American Jewish University) in Los Angeles for two decades. He received his Ph.D. in Biblical studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

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