Shelach: Loving Eretz Yisroel as Our Mother

The metaphor of Eretz Yisroel as a mother is rich and multidimensional. As our homeland, Eretz Yisroel provides a sense of ‘’makom’’- the comfort of safe space, and the grounding influence characteristic of a human mother. We ‘’nurse’’ the land for sustenance, feeling the innate trust of a baby towards his mother.