Land of Israel
Increase Your Merit on this Jewish New Year

Increase Your Merit on this Jewish New Year

By Chaim Barzel The Torah portion of Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20) is customarily read in the synagogue on the Sabbath before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The portion discusses teshuva (usually understood as repentance from...

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The Fundamental Significance of the Seven Species

The Fundamental Significance of the Seven Species

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz One year, I was doing my reserve duty in the Negev on a small base. On Friday night, I was guarding the front gate. To pass the time, I began learning about Bikkurim, the first fruits which are brought as an...

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A Land Like No Other

A Land Like No Other

Once, I went out to the forest next to Bat Ayin to pray, or, more accurately, to have a conversation with my Creator. Israel is a beautiful place, especially if you have the eyes to see its inner beauty. As I sat there, I saw how the...

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Why Were the Jewish People Given the Land of Israel?

Why Were the Jewish People Given the Land of Israel?

Who wouldn’t want free real estate? So when God first approached Abraham and said he was giving his descendants the land of Israel, of course, he said ‘yes!’  But why did God make the offer? Was it because the Jewish people were so...

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