Foreign Entanglements

How Israel Is Meant To Relate To The Canaanite Nations

Daniel Loewenstein
Daniel Loewenstein


Parshat Va'etchanan contains a law prohibiting making covenants with the idolatrous nations of the Land of Canaan. And it's a funny kind of law, if you think about it - what's so bad about making covenants?

But there’s something intriguing about this law. It's actually part of a group of laws that seem to be linked to an earlier story, way back in Genesis. Perhaps that story in Genesis holds the key to understanding just where this law is coming from, and what it's trying to teach us.

Learn all about it here.