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September 30, 2016 / 27 Elul, 5776
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What Judea & Samaria Mean to the Jewish People

For Jews, the ancient tribal territories of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and west Menasheh – a.k.a. Judea and Samaria or the West Bank – form the very heartland of the homeland.

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A Map of Eretz Israel during the Roman Empire

A Map of Eretz Israel during the Roman Empire



In sum, the length and breadth of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and west Menasheh are steeped in four millennia of Jewish history, religion, culture, and civilization – ongoing in the present day and into the future. Forsaking these regions would mean disintegrating Jewish identity and disavowing Jewish heritage.

 

Brandon Marlon

About the Author: Brandon Marlon is a Canadian-Israeli playwright, poet, and freelance writer. He is the author of “Judean Dreams and Inspirations of Israel: Poetry for a Land and People.”


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