The Closeness Of God In Israel

“There is a directness, a naturalness, of Jewish experience in Israel that can be found nowhere else. History tells us that the project of constructing a society under Divine sovereignty in a vulnerable land is the highest of high-risk strategies. Yet, across forty centuries, Jews knew that the risk was worth taking. For only in Israel is God so close that you can feel Him in the sun and wind, sense Him just beyond the hills, hear Him in the inflections of everyday speech, breathe His Presence in the early morning air and live, dangerously but confidently, under the shadow of His wings.”

The Religious Significance of Israel (Masei, Covenant & Conversation)