Matos-Masei – Israel the Desired Land

What did Bircas Hamazon (Grace after Meals) look like when the Jews were still wandering in the wilderness? Why is Israel referred to as the ‘desired land’ in the second blessing of Bircas Hamazon, and why is it such a central theme to the blessing for food? Why do we refer also to the bris, the Torah, and life in this second blessing? Why did Hashem give this special land to the people of Israel? Why did the 31 kings desire this land for centuries, and what is meant by their desire to ‘drink of its waters?’

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 26:15

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