Posted by: mosesfromsinai | September 18, 2016

Key Savo – When You Will Come

This week’s Torah Reading is called Key Savo – When You Will Come (into the promised land of Israel).

Right at the very beginning of the Torah Reading is the Mitzvah – Commandment to Bring the Bikkurim – the First Fruits.
This was to take place after the land was conquered, the Jewish farmers were to take the First Fruits that were ripened and bring them to the Temple and give them to the Kohen. This showed our appreciation for the Al-mighty as we said a very special declaration for the Al-mighty’s kindness to us.

Conquering the land after finally coming to the land of Israel, fulfilled the promise the Al-mighty made to our Forefathers, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yakov.

When we finally accomplish something it is important to show gratitude. If we were helped by an individual or a group it is proper to show gratitude to the individual or group (and of course to the Al-mighty). When we show this gratitude it needs to be sincere with our best foot forward (the first ripened fruit). It should also not be the last thing we have on our to do list (first). We should give it the proper priority it deserves.

As we go through life there are many occasions that we need to be thankful for. Let us remember to thank those that deserve our thanks. Hopefully we will soon reach the plateau where we can give our thanks to the Al-mighty for once again establishing our 3rd Holy Temple. This comes about, in part, by thanking those that do good for us during this period of exile.

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