Leviticus 18:3
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3  You shall not copy the practices of the land of Egypt where you dwelt, or of the land of Canaan to which I am taking you; nor shall you follow their laws.

k’-ma-a-SAY e-retz mitz-RA-yim a-SHER y’-shav-tem BA LO ta-a-SU u-kh’-ma-a-SAY e-retz k’-NA-an a-SHER a-NEE may-VEE et-KHEM SHA-ma LO ta-a-SU uv-khu-ko-tay-HEM lo tay-LAY-khu

ג  כְּמַעֲשֵׂה אֶרֶץ־מִצְרַיִם אֲשֶׁר יְשַׁבְתֶּם־בָּהּ לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ וּכְמַעֲשֵׂה אֶרֶץ־כְּנַעַן אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי מֵבִיא אֶתְכֶם שָׁמָּה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ וּבְחֻקֹּתֵיהֶם לֹא תֵלֵכוּ׃

 18:3   Or of the land of Canaan 

This verse warns the Israelites to avoid the negative behaviors (such as incest and child sacrifices) that were prevalent in Canaan. The chapter ends with an incredible, spiritual statement. It warns that Eretz Yisrael itself is so pure that it cannot tolerate abominable behavior, and will therefore expel any nation that defiles itself and the land, including the Jewish people. Ultimately, the Jews were indeed expelled from the land because of their sins. In modern times, even as we are grateful that Hashem has returned the Children of Israel to the land, this warning must be taken to heart. The land must be kept pure, and the people’s behavior must adhere to the teachings of the Bible.

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  • The land must be kept pure and the peoples behaviour must adhere to the teaching of bible.This is a fundamental principal that god follows for his children Iseral

  • "The chapter ends with an incredible, spiritual statement. It warns that the Land of Israel itself is so pure that it cannot tolerate abominable behavior, and it will expel any nation that defiles itself and the Land, including the Jewish people."
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    I struggle to understand how the actions and activities that are being condoned in the Land of Israel today are any better than the things that got them kicked out of the Land in the past. I fear for those in the Land that spurn Torah and the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzak and Ya'acov.
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    Those that don't know their history are doomed to repeat it…..
    Baruch Hashem.

    • Lev.18:25 the land will spit them out. How ? By giving no harvest, by wars, by famine . They could not live in the land because of the sin. Oh Jerusjalajim understand what serves your rights…..

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Leviticus 18:3

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