“During the year, we live our lives forward, during the High Holidays we are encouraged to understand our lives backwards”
by Rabbi Daniela Szuster
This week’s Parasha begins by saying: “When you enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in … “(Deuteronomy 26: 1).
After so much suffering as slaves, after years of wandering in the desert, the special moment finally came, the entrance to the desired land of Israel. The people went through many obstacles and made many mistakes; they experienced pains sorrows and fears.
At last came the long-awaited moment. What should the people have done as they entered the land of their dreams? What would you have done upon arriving there? What did God command in the Torah?