Arriving to your destination – especially when it is a profound destination – is a journey in itself.
When we do reach our destination, arrive into the Holy Land, the agricultural laws are intricate and diverse. As with any great, nuanced entity, the more familiar one is with its mechanisms the better one can optimize the experience. The Land is immense in many ways; its mechanisms are essential. The rebuke is what happens when we do not connect with the subtleties and see only the earthy dirt but do not perceive the Holy Land. When we are attuned sensitively, our senses are forever changed.
A humorous personal story set in Schwenksville on Shabbat Parshat Ki Teitzei, the fifth of the ‘Seven weeks of comfort’.Read More