Israeli Jews reenact the water sacrifice that was held in the Temple during Sukkot. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

For the Children of Israel, there truly is “no place like home.”

Despite an exile that began 2,000 years ago, the Jewish people never stopped viewing the Land of Israel as their ancestral homeland.

Between daily prayers facing Jerusalem, yearning for a national return to Zion, and the maintenance of a continual Jewish presence in the Holy Land, the Children of Israel never forgot the location of their true home in the world.

Take a deeper dive into why the Jewish people’s connection to the Land of Israel has remained a central tenet of the faith for thousands of years!