Wednesday, June 28, 2017

DOCUMENTATION AND BIBLICAL REFERENCES: Defending the Covenant! Israel is the Promised Land to the Nation of Israel EXCLUSIVELY. This is fundamental to our Torah.


Can the Rabbanim testify to the following and publicize? References follow...
  • The Land of Israel is G-d's Promised Land to the Nation of Israel as an everlasting inheritance. This is fundamental to the Torah. Anyone that denies this fundamental truth denies the Torah. Non Jews have the status of a Ger Toshav.  Ger Toshav is a term in Judaism for a non-Jew living in the Land of Israel who accepts upon him/herself Israel's Sovereignty and observes the Noahide Laws.  They too have civil rights. 
  • The Land of Israel is a Holy Land. The Nation of Israel is required to settle the land and sanctify the Land by keeping the Commandments, Precepts and Ordinances in the Torah thus being a Light unto the Nations.
  • Doing so, Hashem will bestow His  Blessings upon Israel and upon the Nations of the World through them. 
  • Hashem is True to Keep His Promise
  • The boundaries of Israel are delineated in the Torah in Bamidbar /Numbers. These boundaries were then divided among the Tribes according to their families based on those that left Egypt and those who entered the Land as specified in the Torah. Joshua was instructed to lead the people to conquer the Land and live a Torah true lifestyle. The entire Nation was expected to participate in conquering the Land and not to allow their fellow brother to shoulder the burden on their own.   This set a precedent for all generations. 
  • The Entire Land belongs to G-d and only He has the authority to give it to whom He wishes. 
  • The Shemittah year is testimony that the Land belongs to G-d.
  • Three Holiest places in Israel were parcels of land that was bought and documented purchases in the Bible. These spots are the most contested. 
    • Maarat HaMachpela- Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron
    • Har HaBayit - Temple Mount by King David
    • Kever Yosef  - Joseph's Tomb in Shchem (Nablus)
  • Any attempt to give away the Land is null and void,  Great Assembly at Marienbad
Halacha LeMaaseh:   Applying These Statements to Today's Realities. 
  1. It was a terrible mistake to destroy 22 beautiful communities in Gush Katif in 2005. We must learn from our mistakes!
  2. The government of Israel should not demolish any Jewish homes, not in Amona, not  in Judea and Samaria,  nor anywhere else throughout Israel as they did in Gush Katif in order to placate the Nations of the World.  It serves to nullify the Torah and brings danger, destruction and terror. 
  3. The Gov't of Israel should not be afraid to assert Jewish Sovereignty  and proceed to demolish the illegal structures of the Beduin squatters in the Israeli town of Sussiya and elsewhere.  No country would tolerate the takeover of Land by a foreign entity.
  4. The Rabbis protest  UNESCO's resolutions to obliterate any Jewish connection to our H-ly Jewish Heritage sites by altering their names  Such H-ly Jewish Heritage Sites include and are not limited to  
    • Temple Mount, known as Har HaMoriah. Har HaBayit, Site of the H-ly Temples, Site of Akeidath Yitzchok 
    • Maarat HaMachpela - Tomb of the Patriarchs - Chevron ( Hebron)
    • Kever Rochel Rachel's Tomb - Beit Lechem (Bethlehem)
    • Kever Yosef- Joseph's Tomb Shchem (Nablus)


Israel is the Promised Land to the Nation of Israel. This is fundamental to the Torah. Anyone that denies this fundamental truth denies the Torah.

G-d Promised the Land of Israel to the seed of Avrohom, Yitzchok and Yaakov. This Birthright goes to  children of Yaakov Avinu, as an everlasting inheritance.  

The descendants of the Children of Yaakov Avinu became the 12 Tribes of Israel. Jews of today are primarily descendant from the Tribe of Judah, Benjamin and Levy the remnant of the dispersion of the 2nd Temple. Recently with the return of the exiles, Israel has welcomed Ethiopians Jews, Bnei Menasheh and others going back further in time. 

The name Israel is another name G-d gave to Yaakov Avinu after he fought with the Sar shel Eisav, Eisav's angel. (Breishit 32:25-29)

This covenant to our forefathers was repeated to Moshe Rabbeinu following the worship of the Golden Calf. Hashem remains true to His Promise to our forefathers. 

This Covenant is repeated in the Prophets and recited daily in the morning prayers (Pesukei DeZimra) (4)

The Promise is reiterated in the portions of the Tefillin 

The Covenant with Avraham  

Breshit, Lech-Lecha (12:1): Note the FIRST topic G-d raises with the first Jew in the world (Abraham) is  Eretz Yisrael.

Breishith 15:18-21. Extended boundaries

On that day Hashem made a covenant with Abram saying; "To your descendants have I given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates River, the Kennite, the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, and the Rephaim; the Amorite, the Cananite, the Girgashite and the Jebusite"

Then again in Parshas Lech Lecha before Hashem commands Avraham and his household to do Bris Mila (circumcision) Hashem says Perek 17, Pasuk 2 "I will set My covenant between Me and you and I will increase you most exceedingly". After Hashem changes Avrams name to Avraham He says Pasuk 7 "I will ratify My covenant between Me and you and between your offspring after you, throughout their generations, as an everlasting covenant, to be a G-d to you and to your offspring after you, and I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojourns - the whole of the land of Canaan -as an everlasting possession; and I shall be a G-d to them." Then Hashem describes the covenant that Avraham should keep - the Bris Milah. Pasuk 13 "Thus, My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant."

In Parshas Vayera when Hashem decides to inform Avraham of his decision to wipe out Sodom and Gomorrah, Perek 18 Pasuk 18 "And Hashem said, 'Shall I conceal from Abraham what I do, now that Abraham is surely to become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by him? For I have loved him, because he commands his children and the household after him that they keep the way of Hashem, doing charity and justice, in order that Hashem might then bring upon Abraham that which He had spoken of him."

Following the Akeida in Breishis 22 Pasuk 15 it says "The angel of Hashem called to Abraham, a second time from heaven. And he said, "By Myself I swear - the word of Hashem - that because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only one, that I shall surely bless you and greatly increase your offspring like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore; and your offspring shall inherit the gate of its enemy. And all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your offspring, because you have listened to My voice."

The Covenant to Yitzchok is Breishith 26:2-6.

"Hashem appeared to him and said, "Do not descend to Egypt; dwell in the land that I shall indicate to you. Sojourn in this land I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your offspring will I give all these lands, and establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father; I will increase your offspring like the stars of the heavens; and will give to your offspring all these lands; and all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your offspring. Because Abraham obeyed My voice, and observed My safeguards, My commandments, My decrees, and my Torahs.

The Covenant of Yaakov is in Breishis 28:13-16.

"And behold! Hashem was standing over him, and He said, "I am Hashem, G-d of Abraham your father and G-d of Isaac; the ground upon which you are lying, to you will I give it and to your descendants. Your offspring shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread out powerfully westward, eastward, northward and southward; and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you and by your offspring. Behold. I am with you; I will guard you wherever you go, and I will return you to this soil; for I will not forsake you until I will have done what I have spoken about you."

The Covenants and promises to the forefathers share some of the following points.
Land is promised to them and to their children afterwards
They will multiply as the dust or sand of the earth and as the stars
The Nations of the world are blessed through them
The children must keep the commandments in order to be worthy of the Land.

And G-d promised Moses that He will remember the Covenant He made with our forefathers Leviticus 26:42 

 מב וְזָכַרְתִּי אֶת בְּרִיתִי יַעֲקוֹב וְאַף אֶת בְּרִיתִי יִצְחָק וְאַף אֶת בְּרִיתִי אַבְרָהָם אֶזְכֹּר וְהָאָרֶץ אֶזְכֹּר:

42 and I will remember My covenant [with] Jacob, and also My covenant [with] Isaac, and also My covenant [with] Abraham I will remember. And I will remember the Land,
that even when Israel sins, G-d will remember the Covenant He made with our forefathers.

And indeed when Israel sinned with the Golden calf Moses prayed on behalf of Israel and begs G-d to spare them Exodus 32:13

 יג זְכֹר לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵל עֲבָדֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לָהֶם בָּךְ וַתְּדַבֵּר אֲלֵהֶם אַרְבֶּה אֶת זַרְעֲכֶם כְּכוֹכְבֵי הַשָּׁמָיִם וְכָל הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת אֲשֶׁר אָמַרְתִּי אֶתֵּן לְזַרְעֲכֶם וְנָחֲלוּ לְעֹלָם

13 "Remember for the sake of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, Your servants whom You swore by Yourself, and You told them, I shall increase their offspring like the stars of heaven. and this entire land of which I spoke, I shall give to your offspring, and it shall be their heritage forever."  translation from Stone Chumash

On Rosh Hashana in shul we include Hashem's Promise Vayikra 26 Pasuk (42) in the Zichronos
  "Vezacharti as Brisi Yaakov, Veaf as Brisi Yitzchok, Veaf es Brisi Avraham Ezkor, Vehaaretz Ezkor". I will remember My Covenant with Jacob and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My Covenant with Abraham will I remember, and I will remember the Land. "

Faith-fullness to G-d's Covenant is not only basic and a fundamental principle to Judaism but is  basic and true principle for humanity. We learn this from the Covenant Hashem made with Noah and his descendants.  
After the flood, God sealed a covenant with Noah with the following admonitions (Genesis 9)
The Seven Laws of Noah (Hebrewשבע מצוות בני נח‎‎ Sheva Mitsvot Bne Noah), also referred to as the Noahide Lawsor the Noachide Laws (from the English transliteration of the Hebrew pronunciation of "Noah"), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God [1] as a binding set of laws for the "children of Noah" – that is, all of humanity.[2][3]
The seven Noahide laws as traditionally enumerated are:[7]
    1. Do not deny God.
    2. Do not blaspheme God.
    3. Do not murder.
    4. Do not engage in illicit sexual relations.
    5. Do not steal.
    6. Do not eat from a live animal.
    7. Establish courts/legal system to ensure obedience to the law.
A rainbow is a reminder of the Covenant that G‑d made with Noah, his descendants, and all living creatures. Therefore, upon seeing a rainbow in the sky, we recite the following blessing:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֶלוֹקינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם זוֹכֵר הַבְּרִית וְנֶאֱמָן בִּבְרִיתוֹ וְקַיָם בְּמַאֲמָרוֹ

Baruch ata Ado-shem Elo-keinu melech ha'olam zocher ha'brit v'ne'eman bivrito v'kayam b'ma'amaro.

Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who remembers the covenant, and is faithful to His covenant, and keeps His promise. 

In the prophets and every day in the Pesukei D'Zimra we remember how Abraham was a faithful servant keeping 
G-d's  laws and Statutes and that Hashem will keep his part of the Covenant because He is righteous. 

Nechemia Chapter 9

This Prayer recited every morning in Pesukei DeZimra 

אַתָּה הוּא ה הָאֱלֹקים אֲשֶׁר בָּחַרְתָּ בְּאַבְרָם וְהוֹצֵאתוֹ מֵאוּר כַּשְׂדִּים וְשַׂמְתָּ שְּׁמוֹ אַבְרָהָם: ז You are the L-rd G-d, Who chose Abram, took him out of Ur of the Chaldees and made his name Abraham.   

וּמָצָאתָ אֶת לְבָבוֹ נֶאֱמָן לְפָנֶיךָ וְכָרוֹת עִמּוֹ הַבְּרִית לָתֵת אֶת אֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי הַחִתִּי הָאֱמֹרִי וְהַפְּרִזִּי וְהַיְבוּסִי וְהַגִּרְגָּשִׁי לָתֵת לְזַרְעוֹ וַתָּקֶם אֶת ח: דְּבָרֶיךָ כִּי צַדִּיק אָתָּה: And You found his heart faithful before You, and You made the covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give to his seed, and You kept Your words, for You are righteous.


Shmot 13:5
וְהָיָה כִי יְבִיאֲךָ ה אֶל אֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי וְהַחִתִּי וְהָאֱמֹרִי וְהַחִוִּי וְהַיְבוּסִי אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבָשׁ וְעָבַדְתָּ אֶת הָעֲבֹדָה הַזֹּאת בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה:
  And it will come to pass that the Lord will bring you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivvites, and the Jebusites, which He swore to your forefathers to give you a land flowing with milk and honey and you shall perform this service in this month.
Shmot 13:11  וְהָיָה כִּי-יְבִאֲךָ יְהוָה, אֶל-אֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי, כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לְךָ, וְלַאֲבֹתֶיךָ; וּנְתָנָהּ, לָךְ And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanite, as He swore unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,

Devorim6 :10  
וְהָיָה כִּי יְבִיאֲךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב--לָתֶת לָךְ:And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land which He swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee--great and goodly cities, which thou didst not build,

Devorim 11: 21`
לְמַעַן יִרְבּוּ יְמֵיכֶם, וִימֵי בְנֵיכֶם, עַל הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶם לָתֵת לָהֶם--כִּימֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם, עַל-הָאָרֶץ.  {ס}
 that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, upon the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth. {S}

It is the Holy Land. The Nation of Israel is required to keep the Commandments in the Torah in the Land and 

Keeping Mitzvoth pertaining to the Land - 7 year Shemittah cycle

Leket Shikcha and Peeh? 
Year 1 and Year 2 Maaser Rishon and Maaser Sheni. 
Year 3 Maaaser Rishon and Maaser Ani
Year 4 Vidui Maaser
Year 4 and Year 5 Maaser Rishon and Maaser Sheni, 
Year 6 Maaser Rishon Maaser Ani
Year 7 Shemittah Vidui Maaser
Hakhel (Sukkot following Shmita year)
Yovel May Moshiach come and tell us which tribes we belong to. 

The entire book of Leviticus pertains to the Service in the Temple which can only be done on Har HaBayit which is on Temple Mount.  

First thing in the morning to start the daily sacrifices on Har Habayit, the observer on the roof looks towards Hebron,

 Yoma Perek Gimmel Mishneh Aleph.  
The Mishneh states (Courtesy of Artscroll)
"The   Administrator said to the assembled Kohanim; 'Go out and see if the time for slaughtering has arrived,," If it had arrived, the one who sees [it] (the observer on the roof) says "Barkai!"  (the sheen of the sun can already be seen)

Mattisya ben Shmuel says: (he was the administrator of the lots) 'The whole of the east has lit up.' 'as far as Hebron?' And he (the observer on the roof) says Yes!!

The Entire Land belongs to G-d and only He has the authority to give it to whom He wishes

Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)  
The First Rashi "Rebbe Yitzchak said, '[God] need only have begun the Torah from 'This month shall be to you" which is the first Commandment which Israel was commanded. For what reason did it begin with 'Bereishit'?... So that if the nations of the world will say to Israel, 'You are bandits, for you conquered the lands of the seven nations' Israel will say to them, 'The whole earth belongs to the Holy One, Blessed is He; He created it and He gave it to the one found proper in His eyes. By His wish He gave it to them, and by His wish He took it from them and gave it to us.'" (Rashi, Bereishit 1:1) Read more at

 VaYikra 25:23. Eretz Yisrael must not be sold to others (and obviously not given away to them for free!)
 BaMidbar 33:53. The commandment to settle the land of Israel.

Delineated Boundaries of Israel

Bamidbar 34: 1-12
Numbers Chapter 34 בְּמִדְבַּר

א  וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
ב  צַו אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, כִּי-אַתֶּם בָּאִים, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ כְּנָעַן:  זֹאת הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר תִּפֹּל לָכֶם בְּנַחֲלָה, אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן, לִגְבֻלֹתֶיהָ. 2 'Command the children of Israel, and say unto them: When ye come into the land of Canaan, this shall be the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to the borders thereof.
ג  וְהָיָה לָכֶם פְּאַת-נֶגֶב מִמִּדְבַּר-צִן, עַל-יְדֵי אֱדוֹם; וְהָיָה לָכֶם גְּבוּל נֶגֶב, מִקְצֵה יָם-הַמֶּלַח קֵדְמָה. 3 Thus your south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin close by the side of Edom, and your south border shall begin at the end of the Salt Sea eastward;
ד  וְנָסַב לָכֶם הַגְּבוּל מִנֶּגֶב לְמַעֲלֵה עַקְרַבִּים, וְעָבַר צִנָה, והיה (וְהָיוּ) תּוֹצְאֹתָיו, מִנֶּגֶב לְקָדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ; וְיָצָא חֲצַר-אַדָּר, וְעָבַר עַצְמֹנָה. 4 and your border shall turn about southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; and the goings out thereof shall be southward of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall go forth to Hazar-addar, and pass along to Azmon;
ה  וְנָסַב הַגְּבוּל מֵעַצְמוֹן, נַחְלָה מִצְרָיִם; וְהָיוּ תוֹצְאֹתָיו, הַיָּמָּה. 5 and the border shall turn about from Azmon unto the Brook of Egypt, and the goings out thereof shall be at the Sea.
ו  וּגְבוּל יָם, וְהָיָה לָכֶם הַיָּם הַגָּדוֹל וּגְבוּל; זֶה-יִהְיֶה לָכֶם, גְּבוּל יָם. 6 And for the western border, ye shall have the Great Sea for a border; this shall be your west border.
ז  וְזֶה-יִהְיֶה לָכֶם, גְּבוּל צָפוֹן:  מִן-הַיָּם, הַגָּדֹל, תְּתָאוּ לָכֶם, הֹר הָהָר. 7 And this shall be your north border: from the Great Sea ye shall mark out your line unto mount Hor;
ח  מֵהֹר הָהָר, תְּתָאוּ לְבֹא חֲמָת; וְהָיוּ תּוֹצְאֹת הַגְּבֻל, צְדָדָה. 8 from mount Hor ye shall mark out a line unto the entrance to Hamath; and the goings out of the border shall be at Zedad;
ט  וְיָצָא הַגְּבֻל זִפְרֹנָה, וְהָיוּ תוֹצְאֹתָיו חֲצַר עֵינָן; זֶה-יִהְיֶה לָכֶם, גְּבוּל צָפוֹן. 9 and the border shall go forth to Ziphron, and the goings out thereof shall be at Hazar-enan; this shall be your north border.
י  וְהִתְאַוִּיתֶם לָכֶם, לִגְבוּל קֵדְמָה, מֵחֲצַר עֵינָן, שְׁפָמָה. 10 And ye shall mark out your line for the east border from Hazar-enan to Shepham;
יא  וְיָרַד הַגְּבֻל מִשְּׁפָם הָרִבְלָה, מִקֶּדֶם לָעָיִן; וְיָרַד הַגְּבֻל, וּמָחָה עַל-כֶּתֶף יָם-כִּנֶּרֶת קֵדְמָה. 11 and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down, and shall strike upon the slope of the sea of Chinnereth eastward;
יב  וְיָרַד הַגְּבוּל הַיַּרְדֵּנָה, וְהָיוּ תוֹצְאֹתָיו יָם הַמֶּלַח; זֹאת תִּהְיֶה לָכֶם הָאָרֶץ לִגְבֻלֹתֶיהָ, סָבִיב. 12 and the border shall go down to the Jordan, and the goings out thereof shall be at the Salt Sea; this shall be your land according to the borders thereof round about.'

Joshua Chapter 15 -- description of the borders of Eretz Yisrael which most certainly include Jerusalem and the entire Judea and Samaria as well as Gush Katif (note the clear reference to Gaza (the vicinity of Gush Katif) being part of  the inheritance of the  tribe of Judah.

 Gemara (Talmud), Eruvin, 45 Daf 1.  Emphasizes that border communities must be defended even against Petty thieves (minor property crimes), even on Shabat. For those familiar with Talmudic logic, this teaches the importance of protecting one's borders hence one's country.

The Shemittah year is testimony that the Land belongs to G-d.
In Parshas Behar, the Torah says, "V'Haretz lo timacher l'tzmisus ki li kol ha'aretz…" "You shall not sell the land in perpetuity, for to Me belongs the entire land for you are sojourners and residents with Me." [Vayikra 25:23]

Three Holiest places in Israel were parcels of land that was bought and documented purchases in the Bible. These spots are the most contested. 

It is the Cave of Machpela, the Tomb of Joseph in Nablus, and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that are the most disputed pieces of land in Israel today?

It is these three pieces of land that are not only belong to the Jewish people by Divine right, but they were individually purchased, as well. Abraham purchased Hebron, Jacob purchased Nablus (Shchem), and David purchased Jerusalem. 
Jews and Christians familiar with the Hebrew Bible are aware that the purchase of the Temple Mount by King David, the Cave of the Patriarchs by Abraham and the Tomb of Joseph by Jacob are clearly documented in the Bible.
The Temple Mount’s purchase is recorded in 1 Chronicles:
And David said to Ornan, “Give me the place of the threshing-floor, so that I may build thereon an altar to the Lord; give it to me for the full price, so that the plague be stayed from the people.” And Ornan said to David, “Take for yourself, and may my lord the king do what seems good in his eyes. See, I have given the cattle for burnt offerings, and the threshing tools for [fire] wood, and the wheat for a meal offering; I have given everything.” And King David said to Ornan, “No, for I will buy [it] for the full price, for I will not take what is yours for the Lord, and offer up burnt offerings for nothing.” And David gave to Ornan for the place shekels of gold weighing six hundred. (I Chronicles 21:22-25)
The purchase of the Cave of the Patriarchs is recorded in Chapter 23 of Genesis:
And Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out to Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, accepted by the merchant. And so the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, facing Mamre, was established (as Abraham’s possession). [This included] the field and the cave that was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, which were within its entire border around. (Genesis 23:16-17)
The purchase of the land on which the Tomb of Joseph was built is recorded in Chapter 24 of the Book of Joshua:
The bones of Joseph, which the Children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, were buried in Shechem in a parcel of land Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem, for a hundred pieces of silver, and it became a heritage for the children of Joseph. (Joshua 24:32)
Although no money was exchanged, the Bible also records the burial of Rachel by Jacob:
So Rachel died, and she was buried on the road to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob erected a monument on her grave; that is the tombstone of Rachel until this day. (Genesis 35:19-20)

Any attempt to give away the Land is null and void (8) Great Assembly at Marienbad 1937

...The text of the resolution of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah contains the statements:  "The foundation of the Jewish people's right to the Holy Land is based on the Torah and the prophets.... A Jewish State not based on the principles of Torah is a denial of Jewish origin, is opposed to the identity and to the true stature of our people, and undermines the basis of existence of our people...Any relinquishment of the Holy Land given to the Jewish people by G-d has no validity" (HaPardes, 11:6) See page 8


Robin Ticker

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