by Edith Caplan
The children of Israel have come to the end of their journey, and are about to face a new challenge – they stand on the brink of the land promised to them by God. However, the land is occupied by other peoples. How are they to prevail against the inhabitants, and once they have occupied the land, how can they ensure their survival, both materially and spiritually?
In the previous Torah portion, the laws God has given them have been reiterated. The laws have been stated in great detail, concerning the people’s relationships with God and with each other.
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