Love of the Land

For the week ending 31 March 2012 / 7 Nisan 5772

Land of the Perfect Match

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

The midrash thus extols the perfect match between the People of Israel and the Land of Israel.

"Sometimes there is a man who has a pleasant appearance but his garments are repulsive. Sometimes there are pleasant garments on a repulsive person. The People of Israel and the Land of Israel, however, form a perfect match for both are so pleasant."

The People of Israel were given mitzvot by G-d, and the Land of Israel is a place to which G-d gives special attention and in which more mitzvot can be performed than anywhere else a perfect match!

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