Love of the Land

Love of the Land - Mitzvah Monopoly

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Love of the Land
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael

MITZVAH MONOPOLY

Eretz Yisrael is sanctified above all lands. How is the sanctity expressed? The barley for the omer offering on Pesach, the wheat for the two-loaves offering on Shavuos, and the bikkurim brought to the kohen in the Beis Hamikdash from the first produce of the seven species (mentioned in the Torah in connection with the blessing of the Land) must all be grown only in Eretz Yisrael.

(Masechta Kelim 1:6)

Eretz Yisrael is pure and its mikvaos are pure.

(Masechta Mikvaos 8:1)


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