So what does the "First Rashi" in the entire Torah say? And what relevance does it have today? And what does it have to do with 'United with Israel'?
Rashi asks a very basic question: Since the Torah is first and foremost a book of laws for the Jewish People, why doesn't it begin with the first law given to the Nation of Israel (actually found in the Book of Exodus)?
Why do we need a history lesson about creation, Noah's Ark, our forefathers' lives and all of the other stories that preceded the sections of law?
Rashi's incredible answer: There will be a time when the nations of the world will claim that Israel "stole the Land of Israel". It belongs to others, not to the Jewish People (does this sound familiar?) God tells the story of creation first to establish the fact that the ENTIRE WORLD belongs to God. And only He has the right to apportion the Holy Land. We see very clearly, through the stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Moses that the Land of Israel was promised as the exclusive inheritance for the Nation of Israel. Period. It is simply a losing battle to fight against this timeless Divine promise!
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