The story of Jewish history begun with Abraham. He formed a covenant with God and obtained God's trust by almost sacrificing his son Isaac. Isaac had a son named Jacob who was renamed to Israel by God as a sign of his special relationship with God. These were the first patriarchs and the beginning of growth for the chosen people.
Get out of here!
The freedom of the Jews from Egyptian slavery was what the Jewish people needed. The people needed a leader to guide them to the right direction. Moses was this leader who sensed God's call and led the people to the promise land but he died before they made it there. Another problem rises because another nation is in their promised land.
Let us take back our land that God gave to us!
The conquest of the Promised Land was successful because the Jews only had to believe in God to succeed. The kings chosen by the people did well but eventually some people were against the idea of kings and the nation was divided into 2 parts. God and the chosen people's connection was growing weak and people lost faith.
God, please guide us, thanks. :)
The proud promise land had been overrun by many strong nations such as the Assyrians, Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and more. Their buildings were destroyed and their enemies scattered the population. Jews were exiled from their home and were powerless.
Jews had attempts to rebel and define themselves from their conquerors. In 597 B.C. Jews of Judah and Egyptians rebelled. In 167-160 B.C. the unsuccessful Maccabean War and in 66 A.D. the defeat of zealots. These defeats led to the most important types of leaders, the religious leaders.
Still there are ongoing battles in their land and the Jews struggle to be free but religion became the center of their life and religious leaders called rabbis became valuable to their community. There is not much that they can do to stop these events and even new problems are forming but all they need is faith.