Therefore, God was saying, "If you don't observe my teachings and way of life, I'm going to disperse you throughout the nations and allow the land to have it's sabbaths." And that is just what He did...evidence for the existence of God! Have the Jewish people not been scattered to the uttermost parts of the earth?
BUT, they were not cast away forever. As He says in Lev. 26:40-44:
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel.
Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria;
There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim,
One day in the late 19th Century, Queen Victoria of England reportedly
asked her Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, this question...
"Mr. Prime Minister, what evidence can you give me of the existence of God?"
Disraeli thought for a moment and then replied, "The Jew, your
**Graphic taken by my husband in Israel, May 2007.