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The Wisdom of Israel, by Edwin Collins, [1910], at


The righteous are compared to the stars. For, as the stars (each one of which could burn up this whole world) shine in glory, and never clash together, and are never jealous of one another, but all go on in their appointed courses, dispensing light, so the righteous are at peace with each other, and are glad when others shine. Therefore we pray for Israel that they may all be righteous, and then, "as the Lord maketh peace in heaven," so there will be peace among us.

Barmidbar R., Chap. II.

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