Preview of 2:4:1

Preview of Derech Hashem – The Way of G-d 2:4:1 “Israel and the Other Nations”

One of the most profoundly vexing ways G-d displays His interactions with humanity is by differentiating between ourselves and other people.

We’re all the same on the surface, of course, but somehow our people is set apart from all others. We’ll do what we can here to explain this.

א. מן הענינים העמוקים שבהנהגתו ית’ הוא ענין ישראל ואומות העולם, שמצד טבע האנושי נראה היותם שוים באמת, ומצד עניני התורה הם שונים שינוי גדול ונבדלים כמינים מתחלפים לגמרי. והנה עתה נבאר בענין זה ביאור מספיק, ונפרש מה שבו מתדמים זה לזה, ומה שבו מתחלפים זה מזה:

(c) 2017 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

Feel free to contact me at


Rabbi Feldman’s new annotated translation of Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag’s “Introduction to the Zohar” is available as “The Kabbalah of Self” on Kindle here. His annotated translation of Maimonides’ “Eight Chapters” is available here and his annotated translation of Rabbeinu Yonah’s “The Gates of Repentance” is available here.

He has also translated and commented upon “The Path of the Just” and “The Duties of the Heart” (Jason Aronson Publishers).

Rabbi Feldman also offers two free e-mail classes entitled “Spiritual Excellence” and “Ramchal” that can be subscribed to.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *