You shall inherit the Land, and I will give it to you to inherit it, a Land flowing with milk and honey.
אַתֶּם תִּירְשׁוּ אֶת אַדְמָתָם וַאֲנִי אֶתְּנֶנָּה לָכֶם לָרֶשֶׁת אֹתָהּ אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבָשׁ
ah-TEM teer-SHOO et ad-ma-TAM va-ah-NEE et-ne-NA la-KHEM la-re-SHET oh-TAH eh-RETS za-VAT kha-LAV oo-de-VOSH
This week we read Leviticus 16-20 which not only includes today’s verse, but the pivotal maxim: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18). Over the centuries Judaism has made great contributions to the world, but according to Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, it was the three words, ואהבת לרעך כמוך (‘Love your neighbor as yourself’) that are the key to Jewish law and best express Judaism’s major contribution to civilization (Ben Gurion’s “Revolution of the Spirit”).