Love of the Land

For the week ending 16 October 2010 / 7 Heshvan 5771

Shechem The First Stop

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

When the Patriarch Avraham entered the land promised to him and his descendants, his first stop, we learn in this week's Torah portion, was at Shechem. There he prayed, say our Sages in the Midrash, for the success of his great-grandchildren in their battle against their enemies. Shechem today is the Arab city of Nablus whose only reminder of a Jewish past is the tomb of Yosef located there.

© 1995-2014 Ohr Somayach International - All rights reserved.

Articles may be distributed to another person intact without prior permission. We also encourage you to include this material in other publications, such as synagogue or school newsletters. Hardcopy or electronic. However, we ask that you contact us beforehand for permission in advance at ohr@ohr.edu and credit for the source as Ohr Somayach Institutions www.ohr.edu

« Back to Love of the Land

Ohr Somayach International is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation (letter on file) and your donation is tax deductable.