Love of the Land - A Sacred Birthright
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael
A SACRED BIRTHRIGHT
The most sacred part of the Beis Hamikdash was in the portion belonging to the Tribe of Binyamin. Since this included the Holy of Holies and the Holy Ark, Binyamin is referred to as "the host of the Divine Presence." Why did Binyamin merit that the Divine Presence should be in his portion?
Because all the other sons of Yaakov were born outside of Eretz Yisrael. Only Binyamin was born in Eretz Yisrael.
(Mechilta Yisro 4:18)
Written by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman
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