The twelve massive stones Israel is commanded to to take from the Jordan River bed from the very spot upon which the feet of the priests who held the Ark of the Covenant stood, and to stand upright and build with them an altar and write upon them the entire Torah, are not mere markers or billboards. These stones’ function is to make real Israel’s eternal unbreakable bond to the land promised us by G-d.
Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8)
Parashat Ki Tavo is read on Shabbat:
Elul 18, 5773/August 24, 2013