Then Jethro, Moses’ Father-In-Law, Came

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57) “And many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob.’” The rest of the peoples are destined to come under the wings of Divinity. All the idols of the world have a descent, and in one who clings to the Creator, there is ascent. This is why it is written, “Come let us go up.”

58) “To the mountain of the Lord” is Abraham, as it is written, “As it is said to this day, ‘In the mount of the Lord it will be provided,’” since Abraham called it a mountain. Like a mountain without an owner, for anyone in the world who wishes, this holy place, the Temple, is to receive anyone in the world who wishes. “To the house” is Jacob, who called that place, “a house,” as it is written, “This must be the house of God.”

59) Mountain and house, although everything is one degree, one is superior to the other. A mountain is for the rest of the peoples when they come to be under its wings. A house is for Israel, to be with them, as a woman with her husband, in one abode in joy, lying over them like a mother over the sons.

60) It is written, “Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses, to the desert.” Since it writes, “To Moses,” why does it write, “To the desert”? The most important thing is that Jethro came to the desert. And who is he? He is the mountain of God, which is the place for foreigners to convert. This is why it is written, “To Moses, to the desert.” “To Moses” means to convert them and to bring them under the wings of Divinity.” They were coming “To the desert,” which is the mountain of God, to make their souls, to receive from there the soul of a proselyte.

61) This is why that place is a mountain, for anyone who comes is rewarded with it, and he is called “a proselyte of Tzedek [justice].” Thus, he is called “a foreigner” although he clung to this high and holy place, since one who left his people and his ancestors is called “a foreigner.” And he is called “a proselyte of Tzedek,” as one who places his abode in a place he did not know before, meaning in Divinity, who is called Tzedek [justice].

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