Israel can mean three things: a person named Israel in the Bible (also named Jacob, the last Jewish patriarch), the Jewish people (Am Yisrael) or the country Israel, also called the Jewish home land, located in the Middle East.
You have two options for how to learn in this unit.
This video series will help you to understand the history of Israel from ancient times to present. It also presents a fair and balanced understanding of the successes and setbacks of the country today.
The video is presented as a playlist of fifteen short videos.
Israel Portal on ReformJudaism.org
The history and current condition of the State of Israel is well presented on this web portal by the Reform movement of Judaism. Here you can browse everything from Zionism to the role women have played in the creation of a Jewish state.
No homework for this unit.