Monday, August 13, 2007

Re'Eh: Eretz Yisrael and mitzvos

Parshat Re'Eh

In various sections of the parsha, and of neighboring parshiyot, we are introduced with intros such as "When you enter the Land of Israel" or "When Hashem expands your borders" etc.. and the Torah proceeds to explain various mitzvos.

I think this indicates to us how important Eretz Yisrael is as a prerequisite to fulfilling the mitzvos properly.

Some of the mitzvos described in these pesukim are mitzvos related to eretz yisrael, but just as often they are general mitzvos, yet the Torah connects them to our being in Eretz Yisrael.

Being in Eretz Yisrael is the way to fulfill all the mitzvos properly and completely.

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