did you know:
after they fought face to face, the angel of esav named yaakov ‘israel’ because ‘srita im elohim v’im anashim, v’tuchal.” meaning, ‘you fought with god and with man and you overcame’. [gen.32:29]
maybe this explains a lot.
maybe it explains jewish atheists –
maybe it explains human nature & philosophical struggle –
we are always struggling to understand what is god, and how to relate to men – and hopefully, we overcome at some point. overcome – whether that means to choose to believe in one thing or the other, or to come to a natural healthy relationship between men.
‘israel’ – the people that struggle with the world to overcome.