Dear Marilyn, amv"sh
Excellent letter and thank you for sending it to me.
However, it does not speak of our entitlement to the Land.
Here's an analogy.
A couple is married to each other in holy matrimony. They have a prenuptial agreement. He claims that he loves her but offers her to foreigners for their own use to win them over in a business deal, and she suffers and is hurt by these other parties, her value is diminished. The husband then defends his right to stop these foreigners from hurting her. He scolds his business acquaintences to whom he has offered her and says, if only you would have treated her nicely she could have been yours.
Now where in this statement does the husband show that he loves her and desires her and honors and values the sanctity of their marriage?
The Land of Israel is the wife. She is sanctified by her husband the Nation of Israel. Yet he continues to degrade her by acting as if there was no sanctification and that the marriage is meaningless. He continues to act as if he has the right to farm her out to whomever he so desires as long as they are both not destroyed in the process.
At what point will he realize that his willingness to part with her is the source of her greatest sorrow and degradation?
>>> On 1/7/2009 at 9:04 pm, in message <13F8615F99064E97BDD1A2C1E9659DA8@taylornew>, Jeanette Taylor <email@example.com> wrote: