99. He again opened the discussion, saying, "How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity" (Tehilim 133:1). Happy are Yisrael that the Holy One, blessed be He, gave them neither to a minister nor to a messenger, but Yisrael hold to Him and He holds to them. The Holy One, blessed be He, called them servants for the love He had for them, as written, "For to Me the children of Yisrael are servants; they are My servants" (Vayikra 25:55). Afterwards, He called them children, as written, "You are the children of Hashem your Elohim" (Devarim 14:1). Later still, He called them brethren, as written, "For My brethren and companions' sake" (Tehilim 122:8). Since He called them brothers, He wanted to place His Shechinah on them and not to stir from them. Then it says, "How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity."