Love of the Land - Share in the Land
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael
SHARE IN THE LAND
Why does the Torah (Bereishis 33:19) bother to inform us that Yaakov purchased the plot of land in Shechem where he pitched his tent, and how much he paid for it?
This is to reveal to us the importance of Eretz Yisrael. A share in Eretz Yisrael is considered as valuable as a share in the World to Come.
(Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra, Commentary on the Torah)
Written by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions
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