Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The First Commitment Upon Entry into The Holy Land

This week's Torah portion (Re'ay) teaches a lesson that applies today as well:

Once they crossed the Jordan River, the first thing the Jews were asked to do upon entry into The Holy Land was to go to the hills of Grizim and Eival and there proclaim allegiance to G-d's commandments. In this manner the Jews demonstrated that the intention of living in this land was not just to work and settle the land, but, primarily, to accept upon themselves the yoke of heaven.

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