(72). And then it is written, “Enlarge the place of your tent ... lengthen your cords,” sincethe boundary of Israel will expand from the level of MAto the level of AB. And this is whythe verse ends, “And strengthen your pegs,” meaning the boundaries, because it is written,“For you shall spread to the right and to the left, and your seed shall inherit the nations.”The gentiles that will convert and live in the land of Israel should be feared that they willbreach the boundary entirely and will not wish to take upon themselves the great Masach ofAB, since their root is not of the seed of Israel. This is why the pegs should be strengthened,meaning the boundaries, since the tent-peg creates a boundary across the tent, as it is written,“And strengthen your pegs, for you shall spread to the right and to the left, and your seed shallinherit the nations.”Hence, they said about the boundaries of the land that this is the reason why the strangers areregarded as barnacle due to the boundaries of the land. It is so because at that time, everyonewill want to dwell in the land of Israel, meaning that all the strangers from all the nations willcome and sit in the land of Israel, as it is written, “For you shall spread to the right and to theleft, and your seed shall inherit the nations.” Thus, the strangers will breach the boundaries ofthe land and will be seen outside the border, due to the root of their fathers, who have nodesire for any boundaries. This is why it is written, “And strengthen your pegs.”He wishes to say that the pegs who were with you before, at the time of the exile, strengthenthem and fix them more than all the other nations. They should strengthen the border to bestrong so that the rest of the nations do not breach it. And the reason why he speaks of thepegs that were with you before is that at the end of correction, they will not have Aviut[thickness] to raise MANfor a Masach and a boundary. Hence, then they will need to use theAviutthat they had had before to raise MANfor a Masach and a boundary, for they seemingly2020
VaYechi[And Jacob Lived]need to strengthen the pegs, the Masachim[plural of Masach], as when they were in exileamong the other nations. This is so because after the end of correction they will not havesufficient Aviutfor a Masach and will need to use the Aviutthat they had during the exile.Whom God Has Given Me by This91) “Joseph said to his father, ‘They are my sons, whom God has given me by this.’” Israelbelow, who are called “Joseph,” will say—when the upper Israel is atop them from above—“They are my sons.” “The Creator has given me the Torah,” which is called “This,” and thisis why it is written “By this.” “How many are they” relates to Israel and their real laws in thelaws of the Torah that was given to them.
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