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 34:24 No one will covet your land when you go up to appear before Hashem This verse refers to the triannual festival...

Exodus 34:24

 34:24 No one will covet your land when you go up to appear before Hashem This verse refers to the triannual festival...

 34:24 No one will covet your land when you go up to appear before Hashem This verse refers to the triannual festival pilgrimage to Yerushalayim. Based on this verse, the Talmud (Pesachim 8b) suggests that only people who owned property in the...

 15:17 And plant them in Your own mountain “And plant them in Your own mountain” is understood as a reference either...

Exodus 15:17

 15:17 And plant them in Your own mountain “And plant them in Your own mountain” is understood as a reference either...

 15:17 And plant them in Your own mountain “And plant them in Your own mountain” is understood as a reference either to Har Habayit or to the entire Land of Israel. When Hashem says that the Jewish people will be planted...

 13:5 A land flowing with milk and honey Eretz Yisrael is described many times throughout the Bible as a land flowing...

Exodus 13:5

 13:5 A land flowing with milk and honey Eretz Yisrael is described many times throughout the Bible as a land flowing...

 13:5 A land flowing with milk and honey Eretz Yisrael is described many times throughout the Bible as a land flowing with milk and honey. Rashi explains this expression quite literally: Milk flows from the goats, and honey comes from the...

 9:1 Let My people go Unfortunately, the bondage of Jews was not limited to the period of slavery in Egypt. There...

Exodus 9:1

 9:1 Let My people go Unfortunately, the bondage of Jews was not limited to the period of slavery in Egypt. There...

 9:1 Let My people go Unfortunately, the bondage of Jews was not limited to the period of slavery in Egypt. There have been many other such incidents in history, even in the 20th and 21st centuries. Golda Meir (1898 –1978), while...

8:13    All the dust of the earth turned to lice When Yaakov lay on his deathbed in Egypt, he made his son Yosef promise to...

Exodus 8:13

8:13    All the dust of the earth turned to lice When Yaakov lay on his deathbed in Egypt, he made his son Yosef promise to...

8:13    All the dust of the earth turned to lice When Yaakov lay on his deathbed in Egypt, he made his son Yosef promise to bury him in the Land of Israel (Genesis 47:29-31).  Rashi cites three reasons for why he issued this command, the first of which is related...

 2:19 An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds Based on this verse, the Sages of the Midrash contrast Yosef and Moshe....

Exodus 2:19

 2:19 An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds Based on this verse, the Sages of the Midrash contrast Yosef and Moshe....

 2:19 An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds Based on this verse, the Sages of the Midrash contrast Yosef and Moshe. Yosef identified himself with Eretz Yisrael, as he says, “I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews” (Genesis 40:15),...

 26:16  Go away from us, for you have become far too big for us The story of Yitzchak among the...

Genesis 26:16

 26:16  Go away from us, for you have become far too big for us The story of Yitzchak among the...

 26:16  Go away from us, for you have become far too big for us The story of Yitzchak among the Philistines alludes to the history of the Jewish people during their lengthy exile, hosted by various foreign nations. Rabbi Zalman...

 20:2   So King Abimelech of Gerar had Sara brought to him Although Sara was taken captive by both Pharoah (Genesis 12:19) and Abimelech,...

Genesis 20:2

 20:2   So King Abimelech of Gerar had Sara brought to him Although Sara was taken captive by both Pharoah (Genesis 12:19) and Abimelech,...

 20:2   So King Abimelech of Gerar had Sara brought to him Although Sara was taken captive by both Pharoah (Genesis 12:19) and Abimelech, her courage and bravery inspired many Jewish women over the centuries, especially those who carried her name. Sarah Braverman, the...

 2:5 Because Hashem had not sent rain upon the earth The land was poised to allow its seeds to sprout, but...

Genesis 2:5

 2:5 Because Hashem had not sent rain upon the earth The land was poised to allow its seeds to sprout, but...

 2:5 Because Hashem had not sent rain upon the earth The land was poised to allow its seeds to sprout, but God did not bring forth rain to allow them to grow, because there was no man yet to work the...

 36:3   Their share will be cut off from our ancestral portion  Motivated by a deep sense of passion for the Land...

Numbers 36:3

 36:3   Their share will be cut off from our ancestral portion  Motivated by a deep sense of passion for the Land...

 36:3   Their share will be cut off from our ancestral portion  Motivated by a deep sense of passion for the Land of Israel, Tzelofchad’s daughters pleaded with Moshe for the right to inherit their father’s land in the absence of sons,...

Exodus 34:24

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