Question: In the Torah in Bereshit, it is written that Abraham asked the Creator: “How will I know that I will inherit it?” And the Creator answered him: “You shall surely know that your seed will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and they will enslave them and oppress them, for four hundred years. And also the nation that they will serve will I judge, and afterwards they will go forth with great possessions.”
Can we rely on the primary sources written thousands of years ago to say today that this is our land?
Answer: The laws of nature are absolute and they must be applied. Therefore, what was said three to four thousand years ago is coming true today.
Remark: In the Midrash, it is written that Israel will not return to their land until they are all in one bundle. But we are back.
Answer: No. Our physical return does not mean anything. Absolutely nothing! This is not the return that should be. Therefore, Kabbalists believe that there is actually no return yet. We have arrived here, we are on this land, but it is not sacred and not ours.
Our land will be a desire in which we can unite because “land” – “Eretz” from the word “Ratzon” – “desire.” And these are not stones under your feet but hearts that will unite together.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel” 11/25/19