Thursday, August 10, 2006

Parashat Ekev - Two Shiurim

Two shiurim this week.

1. Gradual Conquest.
The people of Israel are about to conquer the Land. Moshe promises the people that God will fight for them, and that He will deliver a decisive blow to the enemy. But God also informs them that the war will be slow and gradual. A lightening war or a slow process? How do we deal with the contradictions?

2. The Blessing of Israel's Rain.
Rather than a river, Israel is dependent on rainfall. This shiur illustrates the manner in which Israel's water resources constitue a vital ingredient in the spiritual promise of the Land of Israel.

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