The land will give its fruit and you will eat your fill; you will dwell securely upon it.
וְנָתְנָה הָאָרֶץ פִּרְיָהּ וַאֲכַלְתֶּם לָשֹׂבַע וִישַׁבְתֶּם לָבֶטַח עָלֶיהָ
ve-nat-NA ha-ah-RETS peer-YA va-ah-khal-TEM la-so-VA vee-shav-TEM la-ve-TAKH ah-le-HA
This Week’s Torah Portion
Leviticus 25 which describes the blessing of the Sabbatical year, is one of the proofs of the divinity of the Bible. The next verse states, “and if you will ask, ‘what shall we eat in the seventh year? Behold we will not sow or gather in our crops?’ I will ordain my blessing for you in the sixth year a crop sufficient for a three year period.” No human being would ever make such an audacious guarantee – essentially sentencing the entire nation to starve every 7th year! Certainly after one failed cycle, no one in their right mind would obey the Sabbatical restrictions ever again. Only the One True God could make and keep such a promise. Belief in God’s authorship of the Torah does not require a leap of faith, studying the laws of the Sabbatical year rationally prove the divinity of God’s word.
About Today’s Photograph
Pair of ripe pomegranates by Yehoshua Halevi.