The parashiyot of Aharei-Mot and Kedoshim are full of many different types of mitzvot.  One of these mitzvot is the mitzvah of orlah, which is presented as contingent upon, and connected to, the arrival to the Land. Indeed, we see this explicit connection repeatedly throughout the Torah in its exposition of other mitzvot, such as the laws of shemittah, Pesah, bikkurim (first fruits), the omer offering (first sheaf of barley), the prohibition on idolatry, and on and on.  Placing mitzvot in the context of the arrival to the Land is not restricted to mitzvot which actually work the land.  It is used for all types of mitzvot, interpersonal, ritual, and agricultural alike. But what is the meaning of this contextualization?  What is the connection between these mitzvot and arriving and living in the Land? (5777)