Love of the Land

For the week ending 27 December 2008 / 30 Kislev 5769

Eshtaol Echoes of Shimshon

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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A little over a mile west of Shimshon Junction is Eshtaol. The junction's name echoes what is written (Shoftim 13:25) about the great judge and warrior: "The spirit of G-d began to move in him in the camp of Dan, between Tzorah and Eshtaol."

There is a tradition that Dan, the son of the Patriarch Yaakov, from whom Shimshon was descended, is buried in Eshtaol.

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