Stones as obstacles or as facilitators of light, birth, life, dreams and remembrance
In this week’s parasha, parahat Ki Tavo, Moses and the elders, upon entering the land of Israel, ordered the people of Israel to erect large stones and write on them all the words of the Torah.
It is written in our parashah:
“As soon as you have crossed the Jordan into the land the Lord your God is giving you, you shall set up large stones. Coat them with plaster and inscribe upon them all the words of this teaching”. (D’varim 27:1-3).
Thinking about stones, we may find special significance attached to stones in the Torah and in other classical Jewish texts. Stones are used in multiple ways and are used as symbols.