Since posting my last piece, interest has been shown in the idea of Jewish theology as it pertains to Israel.
I would recommend two books in English:
The Elements of Judaism
Atlas of Jewish History series by Sir Martin Gilbert.
Then I would turn to the
This should be read in conjunction with Jewish commentators such as
Abraham ibn Ezra.
If you don't know Hebrew, I suggest you get yourself a teacher and it might also be an idea to enrol in classes teaching the Hebrew Bible and Jewish history.
I hope this is helpful.