Why Do We Have The Torah?
It could be argued that the whole point of the Torah, was to have a memory book of their (the Israelites) travels to Israel. Torah begins with the creation of the world and ends with the creation of the land that we call Israel. What happens between the first chapter of Genesis and the last chapter of Deuteronomy is the constant struggle with God, humanity and the desire to have a land that is theirs.
The journey through the wilderness set in motion our desire to long for a place to call home. Israel is our home, it is our land, our history and historic place for all Jews to gather.
The Torah gives us a great starting place in our understanding of our homeland, but the best way to learn about Israel is to visit it. When one wonders the roads, sees the hills, the historic religious landmarks and feels what the ancient Israelites could have experienced, an appreciation for the land is forged. This will make Torah come to life, and will solidify a deeper relationship with our collective Jewish history.
Don't miss out not this opportunity.