Mitzvot in Israel

An overall theme of the Book of Devarim, is that the Mitzvot were meant to be observed in Eretz Yisrael.

Repeatedly, the Pasuk mentions that, “These are the Mitzvot that are to be observed in the Land.”

Aside from the fact that numerous Mitzvot can only be observed in Israel, (Such as תרומות and מעשרות and שמיטה, not to mention the Mitzva to live in Israel) the intention was that the Torah be given to the Jewish people to observe in Eretz Yisrael.

We even had the famous Rashi in עקב that said that all Mitzvot in Chutz L’aretz were for practice so that we will know what to do when we return to Israel.