G-d is uncompromising in His intention to bequeath the entire land of Israel to His beloved people Israel, the sons and daughters of Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov. But G-d is equally insistent and uncompromising in His intention that Israel not only fulfill G-d’s Torah in the land of Israel, but that Israel conquer and inhabit the land without mercy or distraction. Fulfilling G-d’s Torah in the land of Israel is literally Israel’s raison d’etre, and Israel’s only lasting claim on the land.
Parashat Eikev is read on Shabbat:
Av 23, 5775/August 8, 2015