Love of the Land

Love of the Land - Four Cubits To Eternity

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Love of the Land
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael


"Whoever walks a distance of four cubits in Eretz Yisrael is assured of being a member of the World to Come."

This statement cited in the name of Rabbi Yochanan is based on the passage (Yishayahu 42:5) in which Hashem is described as forming Eretz (Yisrael) and "giving life to those who walk in it."

Our Sages saw such a powerful link between Eretz Yisrael and the World to Come that one of them even declared that resurrection of the dead will take place only in Eretz Yisrael, and the remains of those buried elsewhere will have to roll to Eretz Yisrael through tunnels created for them.

(Kesuvos 111a)

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