- Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat)
- Duration: 35 min
The 1st Tisha B'Av: Cheit HaM'raglim: The Secret & Problem with Eretz Yisrael- Why Should Jews & Why Don't Jews Want to Make Aliya?
- 38 min 39 sec
Why is it that throughout history, from Avraham Avinu, to Egypt, to the M'raglim, to the time of Ezra, and until today, most Jews don't want to make aliya? This sharp question, pertinent to this very day, will davka help us understand the secret and the beauty of Eretz Yisrael! Aliya is not just a problem of having "guts", but even the most motivated religious-Zionists who intend to and would like to make aliya, deep down have difficulty believing how my connection to God and His Torah is really improved by being in a particular place. We tend to think that spirituality is not connected with the physical. This sheur shows 6 "contradicting" midrashim, which, upon analysis, helps us understnad the problem & the secret beauty of Eretz Yisrael.