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By positioning himself with Israel, Moses put the Almighty in an awkward position. If God intended to express His favor for Moses, He had to accord the same favor to the people of Israel with whom Moses so closely identified himself.Read This Portions: Genesis â€” Deuteronomy
The Chasidic concept of tzaddikism explains that the merit of a single righteous person can be extended to others. On the basis of God’s gracious favor for one man, the entire nation received the forgiveness of sin. The ultimate redeemer is like the first redeemer, making atonement for the entire nation on the basis of His merit alone.
Moses foretold that when the children of Israel entered the land of Canaan, God would give them all the bounty of the land. Moses also predicted that Israel's success in the land would result in apathy toward God and a desire for materialism.
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