Every nation has its own written proof that it is the chosen nation. We Israelis don’t think that we are chosen, but the world forces us to acknowledge this. The wisdom of Kabbalah, which means the oral Torah, teaches a person how to get to know the director of his life. Without this intention, we don’t understand a word that is written in the Torah according to its true, internal content, and we suffer as a result. The general law of, “love thy friend as thyself,” requires an internal change from being inside of oneself to being inside of others.