Israel Compared to the Rest of the Nations

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283) While the Creator was giving the Torah to Israel, it is written, “And he was there with the Lord.” While He was writing the Torah for Israel, they left their good smell and said, “These are your gods, O Israel.” Also, giving means leaving.

284) “While the king sat at his table,” meaning while the Creator was coming down upon Mount Sinai to give the Torah to Israel, “My spikenard sent forth its scent,” gave its good smell, as it is written that they said, “We shall do and we shall hear.”

285) Every nation has a minister above. When the Creator gives government to one, He lowers the other. And when He gave dominion to that minister of Egypt, He had dominion only because of Israel, as it is written, “Her adversaries become the head.”

286) Israel are equal to all the other nations of the world. As the rest of the nations are seventy, Israel are seventy, as it is written, “All the souls of the house of Jacob, that came into Egypt, were seventy.” And the ruler of Israel, it is as though he rules over the entire world.

287) This means that Israel are seventy, as it is written, “And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and became mighty exceedingly and extraordinarily.” Thus, there are seven degrees here, and each degree consists of ten, thus seventy. After that, it is written, “And a new king arose over Egypt,” meaning that because of its dominion over Israel, which are opposite the seventy nations, he was regarded as a new king.

288) Israel were enslaved by all the nations so that the world would rise through them, since they are opposite the whole world. It is written, “In that day shall the Lord be One, and His name one.” And as the Creator is one, Israel are one, as it is written, “One nation in the land.” As the name of the Creator is “One,” and spreads in seventy names, Israel are one and spread into seventy.

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