Always Looking Heavenward: Learning Dependence

Rabbi Shai Held

Parashat Eikev

One of the key lessons God wishes to teach the people in Parashat Eikev is that human beings “do not live by bread alone”. But what do God’s words actually mean; what are the people being asked to internalize and remember? Deuteronomy wants Israel to learn a deep and enduring truth about life with God, whether in the wilderness or in the land. (5775)