Israel of today is not the Israel of the bible nor was it established to be so. It was established as a haven for all types of Jews. We claimed Israel because of historical, archeological facts and a continuous Jewish presence in Israel for centuries. The inspiration might have come from the bible but nothing more.Originally posted by Adversary2Arabs
Because I like it? No, because that is what the original nation Israel was based on. And if you think that it's wrong, then why should Israel be in the land of ancient Israel? Why not in China or Mexico? Because that is the land promised by G-d. Doing what you want is like getting prepaid for a job you do, and then just not doing it. G-d gave us Israel. He also gave us Torah, and commanded us to follow it. You take Israel, but reject Torah? Give me a break.
You might on a personal level reject Jews who don't fit into a rigid mold but in modern Israel they are accepted.
Yes I have taken Israel as it is for over 20 yrs. by choice and will continue to do so and practice Judaism any way I feel like because I live in the Jewish Democracy of Israel.
I still don't understand why you support the modern state of Israel?