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b“Though I put an end to all the nations among whom thou art bscattered, but I will never put an end to thee” (Jeremiah 30:11). bIsrael is indestructible. It is unique, it is holy, it is the Chosen of bthe L-rd; it has a reason for being. Its national uniqueness is bbuilt on an idea, on an ideology, that it alone has. That is, in- bdeed, reason to be different. The Jew is selected and obligated to bbe a religio-nation, commanded to obey the laws and follow the bpath of Torah. Through sacred covenants, first with each of the bthree Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and then with the bentire nation standing at Mount Sinai and listening to the voice of bthe Almighty, the Jewish people was born: “Now therefore, if byou will surely obey My voice and observe My covenant, then byou shall be unique unto Me above all the nations, for all the bearth is Mine. And you shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests band a holy nation” (Exodus 19:5-6).

bThe covenant. The Jewish people took upon itself the yoke bof the L-rd, acknowledging Him as G-d and observing His blaws. The Almighty chose them as His unique people, pledging bthat they would be indestructible and would live in peace and bprosperity in their own land, Eretz Yisrael.

bEretz Yisrael. “Unto thy seed have I given this land from bthe river of Egypt unto the great river, the River Euphrates” b(Genesis: 15:18).

bThe land was given as a reward, as a blessing. But it is bmore, much more, than that. The people of Israel have more bthan a right to the land; they have an obligation. “For you shall bpass over the Jordan to go in to possess the Land which the bL-rd your G-d gives you, and you shall possess it and dwell btherein” (Deuteronomy 11:31).

bA unique people given, uniquely, a particular land. Unlike ball the other faiths that are not limited to one special country, bthe Jew is given a particular land and commanded to live there. bAnd for a reason, as Moses explains: “Behold, I have taught you bstatutes and judgments, even as the L-rd, my G-d, commanded bme, that you shall do so in the Land whither you go to possess it” (Deu- bteronomy 4:5).

bIt is impossible to create a holy, unique people that dwells bas a minority within lands that belong to others. The majority bculture must infiltrate, influence, corrupt, woo, tempt, pervert. bThe Jew is commanded to create for himself a holy nation, and b 

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