Who is Interested in Giving to Us?
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites
This coming Shabbat we will be reading one of the sections in the Torah that we recite twice a day in Kriyat Shma ? the section of ?Vehaya im shamo?a? (And it will be if you hearken?). This parasha describes the comfortable and pleasant life Am Yisrael will have in its land, Eretz Yisrael, if the nation takes the right path of fulfilling the Torah and its commandments; and on the contrary, what is to be expected if the nation does not take the right path and worships idols leading to the deterioration of its material status up to being exiled from its land.
At the end of this parasha, we are commanded to see it as one of the Torah?s most important principles:
And you shall set these words of Mine upon your heart and upon your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand and they shall be for ornaments between your eyes.
And you shall teach them to your sons to speak with them, when you sit in your house and when you walk on the way and when you lie down and when you rise.
And you shall inscribe them upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates. (Dvarim 11, 18-20)
Today November 30, 2021
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