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GOLD FROM THE LAND OF ISRAEL


A New Light on the Weekly Torah Portion
From the Writings of

Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook



Rabbi Chanan Morrison


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“The name of the first [river] is Pishon. It surrounds the entire land of Chavilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good.” (Gen. 2:11–12)


“Where there is gold” – this refers to the words of Torah, which are more desirable than much fine gold.


“And the gold of that land is good” – this teaches that there is no Torah like the Torah of the Land of Israel.1 (Bereishit Rabbah 16:4)

1 For more on the special qualities of the Torah of the Land of Israel, see “Bereishit: The Torah of Eretz Yisrael.”

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