Love from Above


Dear Rabbi,

I know in the Torah that God specifically commands us to love Him, the stranger and our neighbors. But, in the Torah does God specifically state that He loves us?




  1. If the existence of chocolate is not proof enough that God loves us, here is a verse from the Torah:

    “You are a holy people to Hashem, your God. Hashem chose you to be His treasured people among all the peoples on the face of the earth…. Because of Hashem’s love for you, and because He keeps the oath He swore to your ancestors, Hashem took you out with a strong hand and redeemed you from enslavement to Pharaoh, King of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 7:6)

    You might wonder why the Torah does not talk even in many more verses about Hashem’s special love for the Jewish nation. Perhaps emphasizing this special love would arouse jealousy among the nations. However, it is important to know that every person is a child of God and is loved by their Creator.

    Best wishes from the Team