In conclusion, we want to offer a question that re-visits the positioning Israel as "The vision and the venture of the Jewish people". Its purpose is to stimulate the participants to examine their own vision of Israel as the Jewish State, including a consideration of their own personal responsibilities toward that vision.
Can we as Jews expect the Jewish State to be a "light upon the nations", and what can we do as a people to make it happen?
This question connects to the aspirations of the founding fathers as expressed in Israel's declaration of Independence states: "…it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel"
Should Jews in Israel and throughout the Jewish world expect the Jewish State to set higher standards when dealing with:
The Arab minority.
Social justice in Israel.
Refugees from countries in crisis.
Acts of Tikkun Olam.
Are those expectations justified and if so how does every Jew contribute to bring Israel closer to the vision?