Rabbi Shimshon Nadel started tweeting beautiful quotes from the Torah about the love of Israel right at the start of 40Days4Israel and here are few of the gems he chose. Photo of Masada in 2011 above is from PikiWiki for Israel.
- “There is no love like the love for the Land of Israel.” (Bamidbar Rabbah 23:7)
- “All who walk four cubits in the Land of Israel are assured a place in the World to Come…” (Ketuvot 111a)
- “Even the mere conversations of the residents of the Land of Israel is Torah.” (Vayikra Rabbah 34:7) Especially the cab drivers in Jerusalem!
- “There is no Torah like the Torah of the Land of Israel, and no Wisdom like the Wisdom of the Land of Israel.” (Bereishit Rabbah 16:4; Vayikra Rabbah 13:5; Yalkut Shimoni, Bereishit)
- “If you desire to see the Divine Presence in this world, study Torah in the Land of Israel.” (Midrash Tehillim, 105)