Until now we have looked at Jewish communities around the world . We will now concentrate on Israel and ask the question : to what extent is Israel like other countries in the world where Jews live ? Does it have a unique status ? In this chapter , we will explore three aspects of Israel that make it unlike any other Jewish community in the world : Jews have always longed for the land of Israel . Jews have made aliyah to the land of Israel in the past , just as they do today . Israel is the only sovereign Jewish state where Jews can build a society as they see fit , in accordance with their ideas , values and beliefs . 6  אל הספר
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