On the famous verse (19:18), "Love your neighbor like yourself, I am Gd" - the Baal Shem Tov is reported to have connected "like yourself" to "I am Gd" - i.e., just as you do for your neighbor [loving him unconditionally even if it is not deserved]. I, your Gd, will in love you unconditionally even if you are undeserving of it. This is also reflected in the phrase in Tehillim (121:5), "Gd is your shadow." A shadow copies precisely every movement of the body - so too HaShem will copy your every loving act. [recorded in Great Torah Lights [5 volumes on Chumash in English - Devorah Publications.]

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