Why was the Torah not given In Eretz Yisrael in a state of tranquility? Mistaking physical and environmental tranquility for true menuchah. Real menuchah is independent of external circumstances. A soldier's training: Not to be dependent on any physical comforts. Why we are not producing the next generation of Rav Shachs, Reb Moshe Feinsteins and Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbachs, z"l. An explanation of Yissachar's brachah. The way to Har Sinai is like army basic training.