These words appear in the beginning of the Parshah–
והיה כי תבוא אל הארץ
Translation – “And it will be when you enter the land”
I Find This Phrase Very Interesting For Various Reasons
First, the wording implies that we have nothing to fear by entering the Land of Israel.
The phrase uses the wording that suggests this is something all Jews must consider doing. There is nothing in this wording that implies the word “if” as if to say there is a question mark overhanging our decision to consider entering the land of Israel. Rather every Jew should feel confident that once they make the decision to come to Israel, it will be for their own good.
HASHEM”S HIDDEN NAME
Second, the first word gives a hint that Hashem himself is giving us the stamp of approval for our decision to enter Israel.
Look closely once again at the first word written in the Parshah. All we have to do is shift the first two letters of the word והיה to the end and we have spelled Hashem’s name. This is as if to say when you enter Israel, Hashem automatically takes control and will reward you for following the instructions and performing the Mitzvahs as contained in the Torah.
Take it from me, despite all the challenges our family has faced, when looking back at the results of our journey, it has been well worth our efforts to make Israel our home. Hashem has served as our tour guide and we are grateful that Israel gained its Independence prior to the time we needed to find a place to raise our children with Torah values. There is no doubt Israel is the best choice a family can make today.
HASHEM’S PERFECT TIMING ONCE AGAIN
Third and perhaps the most important of all, again Hashem’s timing is perfect to have read this Parshah after it has become certain that many of our Arab neighbors are accepting the fact Israel has a G-d given right to exist.
There is no need to review the many miracles that Israel has experienced on the battlefield since its birth in 1948. As I have noted before, the US Military Academy at West Point does not do a detailed study of the wars Israel has fought, since according to all logic and teachings, Israel should have lost all of those wars.
But compared to the enemies Israel faced during the 1948 War of Independence compared to our enemies today, it has been a miraculous journey that G-d has taken Israel. Israel has had to fight its own battles against our Arab enemies and with the military power now clearly shifted in Israel’s favor we still must contend with terrorist groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah as well as the Palestinian Authority which supports their efforts.
During this past week there was a notable shift in Arab sentiment toward Israel once the UAE took steps to normalize its relationship with Israel.
And with the first words of Parshat כי תבוא giving all Jews the confidence to come to Israel, we must pay special attention to developments here in the days and weeks ahead that supports the theory which says other Arab countries are now ready to officially recognize the Jewish State.