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Bloodshed and corruption defile the Land

The alleged corruption revealed in the past few days in Israel should remind us of Torah admonitions about conditions for retaining the land

Bloodshed and corruption defile the Land

The Amoraim's great love for Eretz Yisrael - and the Imrei Emet

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars: 'Davka those Amoraim who made aliya are the ones the Talmud quotes on the deep love of the land.'

The Amoraim's great love for Eretz Yisrael - and the Imrei Emet

Pinchas: Dividing Eretz Yisrael by lottery

Young Israeli Torah scholars: The connection between the land alloted each tribe and the tribe is substantive and above human comprehension.

Pinchas: Dividing Eretz Yisrael by lottery

'How goodly are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel'.

Jacob (Ya'akov) and Israel (Yisrael) are not alternative names, but two levels of approach to the same mission. Which level are we on today?

'How goodly are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel'

Redemption: First return to Eretz Yisrael, then doTeshuva

Ezekiel: The Redemption may come not as the reward for changing our ways, but in order to end the desecration of His Holy Name in galut.

Redemption: First return to Eretz Yisrael, then doTeshuva

Why were the Children of Israel punished so severely for the sin of the spies?

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars on the parasha: The spies led to a rebellion against God and against Eretz Yisrael simultaneously.

 Why were they punished so severely for the sin of the spies?

The trumpets' call for Jewish unity

The greatest demonstration of Jewish unity is when every Jew, no matter where he is, feels the pain and suffering of less fortunate Jews.

The trumpets' call for Jewish unity

Revelation of the essence of G-d’s Name

Young Rel. Zionist scholars: When Am Yisrael reaches perfection by developing its Land and building the Temple, G-d’s Name is complete.

Revelation of the essence of G-d’s Name

Bamidbar: The intrinsic significance of 600,000 Israelites

The Vilna Gaon said as quoted in Kol haTor, “The essence of the ingathering of exiles requires no fewer than six hundred thousand." Why?

Bamidbar: The intrinsic significance of 600,000 Israelites

Behar (Israel): Instilling belief and faith in God

Torah from young Religious Zionist Torah scholars: A story about Rav Mordechai Eliyahu zts"l shows God's blessings timed for our benefit.

Behar (Israel): Instilling belief and faith in God

Kedoshim: In Eretz Yisrael, the means are as worthy as the ends

Young Religious Zionist Torah scholars on the Parasha: In Eretz Yisrael we feel the joy and the sense that nothing is lacking in our lives.

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Pesach and Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars: Is there a substantive connection between the mitzva of Pesacḥ and Eretz Yisrael?

Pesach and Eretz Yisrael

"Tevel” – the Land of Israel is affected by everything and so are its people

Young Israeli Torah scholars: Rabbi Kook z”tl writes that wars raging anywhere in the world influence Am Yisrael.

"Tevel” – the Land of Israel is affected by everything

How does the Beit Hamikdash differ from the Mishkan?

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars explain:They were the same on the surface, except for one crucial concept.

How does the Beit Hamikdash differ from the Mishkan?

Perpetual sacrifice

Jerusalem stood by virtue of the Tamid offering, the perpetual sacrifice which corresponds to the Holy City and its characteristics.

Perpetual sacrifice

Shelamim: Peace to Am Yisrael and to the world

Shelamim means whole. Peace is completeness, harmony, the feeling that one thing complements another, and both are equal parts of a whole.

Shelamim: Peace to Am Yisrael and to the world

The soul of Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars:Other lands do not have a soul; do not possess a life force or express something living. .

The soul of  Eretz Yisrael

God stood and measured the Earth

Young Israeli religious Zionist Torah scholars: G-d was not looking for a land large enough for His nation, He was acting as a matchmaker.

God stood and measured the Earth

Stones from the Jordan River

Young Israeli Religious Zionist scholars: The stones from the Jordan were a mezuzah for all of Am Yisrael as they entered the Holy Land.

Stones from the Jordan River

The Beit Hamikdash enlightens the world

Young Israelii Relgious Zionist Torah scholars write on Eretz Yisrael, Am Yisrael and Torah Yisrael in the spirit of HaRav Kook.

The Beit Hamikdash enlightens the world

Rabbi Zera’s impulsivity

Dvar Torah from young religious Zionist Torah scholars:' Are Jews impulsive?.Only when it is the rational way to behave...'

Rabbi Zera’s impulsivity

Honoring parents

The reward for honoring one’s parents holds only in Eretz Yisrael; it is not the individual’s length of days, but that of the entire nation.

Honoring parents

The goal - Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars: 'Once again, we delve into the mitzvot which apply only in the Land; Shemitta, teruma, maaser etc'

The goal - Eretz Yisrael

As if the land were given to you today

The Torah wants us to refrain from relating to the Land as an inheritance, but it is in fact an inheritance, so why not?

As if the land were given to you today

Why the Land of Israel is part of Grace after Meals

Why it is necessary to mention Eretz Yisrael when we thank God, Who provides our daily food. Is eating connected to appreciating the Land?

Why the Land of Israel is part of Grace after Meals

To a land flowing milk and honey

Why 'bribe' us with material things? Because the physical qualities of the Land facilitate observance of Torah in the most perfect manner.

To a land flowing milk and honey

Everything that happened to Joseph happened to Zion

Alhough the Gemara states that only 3 men are the fathers of Israel, nonetheless, Yoseph has the leadership aspect of paternity of Israel,

 Everything that happened to Joseph happened to Zion

The angels of Eretz Yisrael

Without question, Yaacov was in great need of the angels who accompanied and protected him, but why not the same ones everywhere?

The angels of Eretz Yisrael

The virtue of burial in Eretz Yisrael

We have been privileged to have the remains of righteous people brought to Israel for reburial. Why is this important?.

The virtue of burial in Eretz Yisrael

What does a baby's brit have to do with the Land of Israel?

Brit mila and Torah study are especially great mitzvot, therefore, dwelling within the Land is especially connected to them.

What does a baby's brit have to do with the Land of Israel?

Where did the dove find a leafy olive tree at the end of the Flood?

If only Noach, his family and animals of each species were saved from the Flood in order to establish a new world, whence the leafy tree?

Where did the dove find a leafy olive tree after the Flood?

When Moses declines to lead Grace after Meals

At the Redemption, Moses will be asked by God to “take the cup of wine and say Grace.” But he will reply “I cannot say Grace."

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Ha'azinu: The special quality of Moshe Rabbeinu’s vision

Am Yisrael’s leadership upon entering the Land was in the hands of Yehoshua, but it remained rooted in the spiritual leadership of Moshe.

Ha'azinu: The special quality of Moshe Rabbeinu’s vision

Shmitta: A taste of the Days of Mashiach

Dvar Torah from Rel. Zionist yeshiva students: In Messianic times, the choice will not be between good or evil, but between good and better.

Shmitta: A taste of the Days of Mashiach

Why the Shechina dwelt in Benjamin's portion of Eretz Yisrael

The Mechillta asks this question and provides two answers.They symbolize a deeper message telling the reasons for Hashem's preference.

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The double violation of stealing land in Eretz Yisrael

Young religiois Zionist Torah scholars:"S’fat Emet writes that every Jew has his own portion of Eretz Yisrael which is rooted in his soul."

The double violation of stealing land in Eretz Yisrael

The importance of Border Towns protecting Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist scholars: Protecting Israel's border towns trumps Shabbat observance even if there is no immediate threat to life .

The importance of Border Towns protecting Eretz Yisrael

There is a difference in sanctity West and East of the Jordan River

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars write weekly on Eretz Yisrael: Why Moshe wanted to cross the Jordan when the east bank was also ours.

There is a difference in sanctity West and East of the Jordan

The Torah cautions against sinning in Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars write weekly Torah thoughts centering on the uniqueness of the Land of Israel.

The Torah cautions against sinning in Eretz Yisrael

The Amoraim's love for Eretz Yisrael

Those whom the Gemara presents as great lovers of Eretz Yisrael, were not “sabras” born in the Land, but sons who returned to her from afar.

The Amoraim's love for Eretz Yisrael