Special Powers of the Jewish People

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In Vayikra 26:8 it says that if the Jews follow the Torah then they will be given extraordinary power to pursue their enemies. It says that five Jews will be able to pursue 100 enemies and that 100 Jews will be able to pursue 10,000 enemies. Rashi points out that at first glance the proportions are inconsistent, however Rashi explains that as you increase the numbers of those who study Torah the effect becomes stronger.

What is the ratio of Jews to enemies when there are 5 Jews?

5 to 100; or 1 to 20

What is the ratio of Jews to enemies when there are 100 Jews?

100 to 10,000; or 1 to 100

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