Parashat Eikev

The Seven Species

The seven species of the land of Israel have special medical and spiritual properties.

Helping a Stranger

Breaking down emotional barriers to empathy.

Motivated by Love of God

Beyond reward and punishment.

The Covenant of Fertility

Fertility of the womb and fertility of the land are divine gifts.

The Challenges Of Humility

We should respond to our prosperity with recognition of the factors that lead to our success and with humility before God.

Parashat Eikev: Summary

Moses continues his speech to the Israelites, reminding them to keep God's commandments when they enter the land of Israel.

The Divine Ownership Of Wealth

We can translate the concept of the divine ownership of wealth into recognition of the collective effort involved in the generation of wealth.

Empowering Fear

Moses teaches the people that their achievement of true fear of God will allow them to not fear any enemy.

Communal Cohesion

The second paragraph of the Shema teaches us the importance of the communal observance of Judaism.

Graced With Food

By blessing after we eat, we elevate the act of eating by connecting with God.