Valley Of Elah
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael
VALLEY OF ELAH
Not far from Beit Shemesh, spreading between the site of ancient Azekah and modern Kfar Zecharia, is the Valley of Elah where David slew the mighty Goliath. Named for the elah (terebinth) trees which grow on the surrounding mountains, this is where King Saul and the men of Israel gathered and set up their battle lines against the Philistine invaders (Shmuel I, 17:2) and achieved victory through David's slingshot.
Written by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions
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