Love of the Land - The Motive of Moshe
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael
THE MOTIVE OF MOSHE
Why did Moshe Rabbeinu so desire to enter Eretz Yisrael? Surely it was not in order to eat its fruits and enjoy its goodness!
Thus reasoned Moshe: Many of the mitzvos which the Jews have been commanded can be fulfilled only in Eretz Yisrael. I therefore pray to Hashem to allow me to enter the Land so that I will be able to fulfill all of them.
Mesechta Sota 14a
Written by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions
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