Love of the Land

For the week ending 23 November 2019 / 25 Heshvan 5780

The Lands Shidduch

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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The Midrash extols the perfect match between the People of Israel and the Land of Israel in the following way:

“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 mitzvahs by G-d, and the Land of Israel is a place to which G-d gives special attention and in which more mitzvahs can be performed than anywhere else — a perfect match!

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