That is so awesome you were able to go to Israel and experience the land God chose to tell his story in and the people he chose to tell it through! You bring up a really interesting idea, the idea that due to them being chosen, they must follow God. For Christians, most are motivated because of Jesus’ sacrifice and his outpouring of love to save us from our sin. That gift we receive makes us want to live courageously and boldly for Him. I wonder if the Jewish community feels like they have to follow Him and it’s more of a chore rather than a willingness?