Love of the Land - The Desirable Land
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael
THE DESIRABLE LAND
"Why did Moshe Rabbeinu so desire to enter Eretz Yisrael?" asked Rabbi Simloi. "Did he have a need to eat its fruits or to satiate himself from its goodness?"
The answer, he proves, is that Moshe thus addressed Hashem:
"Many mitzvot which were commanded to the People of Israel can only be fulfilled in Eretz Yisrael. Allow me to enter Eretz Yisrael so that I may fulfill them" (Sotah 14b).
Written by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman
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