Happy are ye, O Israel! for every one of you, from the least to the
greatest, is a great philosopher. (_Eiruvin_, fol. 53, col. 1.) The
Machzor for Pentecost says, Israelites are as "full of meritorious works
as a pomegranate is full of pips."
See also _Chaggigah_, fol. 27, col, 1.
As it is impossible for the world to be without air, so also is it
impossible for the world to be without Israel.
THE TALMUD, _Taanith_, fol. 3, col. 2.