Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Torah Lives in the Land of Israel

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."

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