Deuteronomy 15:4
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4  There shall be no needy among you—since Hashem your God will bless you in the land that Hashem your God is giving you as a hereditary portion

E-fes KEE LO yih-yeh b’-KHA ev-YON kee va-RAYKH y’-va-re-kh’-kha a-do-NAI ba-A-retz a-SHER a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha no-tayn l’-KHA na-kha-LAH l’-rish-TAH

ד  אֶפֶס כִּי לֹא יִהְיֶה־בְּךָ אֶבְיוֹן כִּי־בָרֵךְ יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהֹוָה בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן־לְךָ נַחֲלָה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ׃

 15:4   Hashem your God will bless you in the land that Hashem your God is giving you

The Hebrew word for ‘blessing,’ beracha (ברכה), is very similar to the word for ‘pool of water,’ bereicha (בריכה). Water refreshes, nourishes and purifies. In fact, immersing in the special pool of water known as a mikveh (מקוה), ‘ritual bath,’ is the final stage of purification for those who have become ritually impure. Similarly, when we bless something, we raise it spiritually. The Bible repeatedly refers to the Land of Israel as a blessing, teaching us that Israel is the source of abundant blessings, both material and spiritual, for the entire world

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  • PAULINE ALLEN

    THERE WILL BE NO POOR AMONG YOU, FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL BLESS YOU, IN THE LAND IN WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GIVING YOU, TO POSSESS AS AN INHERITANCE.

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Deuteronomy 15:4

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