“Only in Israel is the fulfillment of commands a society-building exercise, shaping the contours of the country as a whole. Only in Israel can we fulfill the commands in a land, a landscape, and a language saturated with Jewish memories and hopes. Only in Israel does the calendar track the rhythms of the Jewish year. In Israel, Judaism is part of the public square, not just the private sequestered space of synagogue, school, and home.”–Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Covenant and Conversation, Leviticus