79. Faithful Shepherd, in this portion your gathering into that world is mentioned, as it is written, "Go into this mount Avarim," mount Nebo, "And when you have seen it, you shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered" (Bemidbar 27:12-13). And in this portion it behooves you to return to the world and live and enter the land of Yisrael and join in this portion your bride, WHO IS THE LAND OF YISRAEL, NAMELY MALCHUT, of whom it says, "Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace" (Bemidbar 25:12), WHICH WAS HIS, AND WHICH HE GAVE TO PINCHAS YET HE HIMSELF REMAINED NOT IN WANT. This is why the Holy One, blessed be He, did not say to him 'descend' but rather, "Go (lit. 'ascend') INTO MOUNT AVARIM," because from THIS MOUNTAIN you shall enter the land of Yisrael.