13 I have given you a land for which you did not labor and towns which you did not build, and you have settled in them; you are enjoying vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.
va-e-TAYN la-KHEM E-retz a-SHER lo ya-GA-ta BAH v’-a-REEM a-SHER lo v’-nee-TEM va-tay-sh’-VU ba-HEM k’-ra-MEEM v’-zay-TEEM a-SHER lo n’-ta-TEM a-TEM o-kh’-LEEM
יג וָאֶתֵּן לָכֶם אֶרֶץ אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יָגַעְתָּ בָּהּ וְעָרִים אֲשֶׁר לֹא־בְנִיתֶם וַתֵּשְׁבוּ בָּהֶם כְּרָמִים וְזֵיתִים אֲשֶׁר לֹא־נְטַעְתֶּם אַתֶּם אֹכְלִים׃
24:13 I have given you a land
Yehoshua’s final speech to the nation includes a review of their history, starting from before the birth of Avraham, continuing through the enslavement in Egypt and subsequent exodus, and concluding with their recent conquest and possession of the Promised Land. In addition to fostering loyalty to Hashem, this farewell address serves as a powerful reminder that what God wants is for the People of Israel to serve Him specifically in Eretz Yisrael. We, who live in an era that has seen the Jewish exiles gather from around the world to live together as a free nation in the State of Israel, are especially privileged to witness the words of Yehoshua realized before our very eyes.