Moshe prepares the people for entering the land of Israel. They will need to take up arms in order to conquer the land, and they will need to take up their plowshares in order to settle and cultivate the land. But ultimately, in order to set down roots both deep and unassailable, they will need to perform the commandments that G-d commanded them. The same is every bit as true today. It is Torah that weds us to the land of Israel.
Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)
Parashat Eikev is read on Shabbat:
Av 20, 5770/July 31, 2010
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