Love of the Land - Where The Good Gold Is
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael
WHERE THE GOOD GOLD IS
One of the rivers flowing out of the Garden of Eden is described as encircling Eretz Yisrael "where there is gold and the gold of that land is good." (Bereishis 2:11-12)
The gold here refers to the words of Torah which are more precious than gold itself. "The gold of that land is good" teaches us that there is no Torah like the Torah of Eretz Yisrael and no wisdom like the wisdom of Eretz Yisrael.
(Berishis Rabbah 16:4)
Written by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman
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