And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Yisrael gave in abundance the first-fruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
The tithes brought to the Bet Hamikdash and presented to the Priests and Levites is an example of a Biblical commandment which only applies in the Holy Land. A portion of crops grown in the Land is dedicated to the Creator to remind us that despite the tremendous human effort required to produce the crops, our produce is really a gift from God. Gifts were also given to the religious leaders of Israel in exchange for the spiritual sustenance which they provided for the nation. Since the Priests and Levites did not have a portion of land, they were dependent on the rest of the nation for physical nourishment. Such is life in the Land of Israel- the physical and the spiritual are continuously intertwined. At the Israel365 Store, we highlight the Biblical origins and spiritual elements of all of the Israeli products which we sell – combining the best of the physical and spiritual products of Israel.
“Sing, O ye heavens, for Hashem hath done it; shout, ye lowest parts of the earth; break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein; for Hashem hath redeemed Yaakov, and doth glorify Himself in Yisrael.” (Isaiah 44:23)
Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity to learn so much about the very “Apple of God’s eye”. So many people in the USA, pray for and daily bless Israel. We and our President are with you. –Anne Mclaughlin
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, the ministry is a growing, effective outreach.
Steve has also authored and published 36 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.
Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!