20.08.2011 20.Aw-Elul, 5771 Ekew
We have a State of Israel to defend our right to exist, and a large Christian community which understands the justice and the truth of our rights to Israel.
‘“Go up and inherit the land which I have given to you,” and you rebelled against the word of the Lord your God and you had no faith in Him and you did not hearken unto His voice. You were rebels against the Lord from the day that I have known you’ (Deuteronomy 9:23-24).
Ekev is a paean of praise to the Land of Israel: its beauty, its fruits, its rivers, valleys and hills.
Above all, the Bible insists that God has given the land to Israel and so we must do whatever we can to take possession of our divine inheritance.
From this perspective, the heinous sin of the desert generation was its refusal to listen to God’s command….