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commandments then we will always be privileged to live in the Holy Land.
Man is endowed with free will to observe the Commandments or not, and behave as he will.
Nevertheless, the Bible and the prayer book deal with the Children of Israel as a whole, rather than as
individuals Prayers are almost always in the plural. On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur the
supplicatory prayer "Avinu Malkeinu" (Our Father our King) and the “Viduy”, confession, the "Al
Chait" the recitation of our sins for which we ask forgiveness, are all in the plural. “All Israel are
guarantors one for the other”* and we as individuals pray and ask forgiveness for all of the Jewish
people as a unit. This means, that the aspect of the "Chosen-ness" of the people of Israel, and the
realization of their destiny, will only come about when the whole, of the Nation recognizes that the
Almighty is the Creator of all, and that His commandments are binding on all of the Childr...
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- Spring '14
- The Bible