The land of Israel is where the Torah comes to life. I was in the Jerusalem Forest the other day. Then I saw something that immediately brought the following verse to mind (Song of Songs 2:13):
הַתְּאֵנָה חָנְטָה פַגֶּיהָ, וְהַגְּפָנִים סְמָדַר נָתְנוּ רֵיחַ; קוּמִי לָךְ רַעְיָתִי יָפָתִי, וּלְכִי-לָךְ
"The fig-tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines in blossom give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away."