Time Frame: 5779 (2019)
Week of 17 Av (August 18) – Shabbat 23 Av (August 24)
Eikev (Deuteronomy) 7:12 — 11:25
Haftarat: Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 49:14 — 51:3
G-d is uncompromising in His intention to bequeath the entire land of Israel to His beloved people Israel, the sons and daughters of Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov. But G-d is equally insistent and uncompromising in His intention that Israel not only fulfill G-d’s Torah in the land of Israel, but that Israel conquer and inhabit the land without mercy or distraction. Fulfilling G-d’s Torah in the land of Israel is literally Israel’s raison d’etre, and Israel’s only lasting claim on the land.