Identifying with Israel

“To be sure, not all Jews today obey Jewish law. But many who do not, nevertheless identify with Israel and with the Jewish people. They plead its case. They support its cause. When Israel suffers, they too feel pain. They are implicated in the fate of the people. They know only too well that “Israel at the present time are persecuted and oppressed, despised, harassed and overcome by afflictions” but they do not walk away. They may not be religiously observant, but they are loyal – and loyalty is an essential part (if only a part) of what Jewish faith is.”

The Covenant of Fate (Bo, Covenant & Conversation)