Ekev – Fragrance of Gan Eden
Why does the verse first speak about the Mon (manna), then the word of Hashem, and then the clothes of the Jewish people that did not wear out for forty years? What is the parallel in the verse in Shir Hashirim, which speaks of the ‘honey dripping from the lips,’ and then the ‘good smell of the garments?’ How were the Jews able to find new garments in the forty years in the wilderness? What were the properties of the miraculous garments they wore? Where did they receive them? How were they washed and pressed? How did they deal with negative odors in the wilderness? How does this parallel the good fragrance that accompanied Yakov when he entered the presence of Yitzchak to receive the blessings?
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.
Running time: 25:44