Above the Law?

Traditional Ways of Talking About Israel

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein

What are traditional ways of talking about Israel? What does the Torah have to say about our possession of the land? Most people imagine only one answer to this question, exemplified by Rashi's first comment on the Torah. But there are other ways, equally rooted in the tradition of the Torah, which we will explore through Rashi's midrashic source and Ramban's response.