Question: When crossing to the land of Israel, the priests were the first to enter the waters of the Jordan, they waited until the entire army had passed, and then came out themselves. Only then did the waters of the Jordan go their own way. What does this mean?
Answer: The point of crossing the Jordan followed the example of the Red Sea. Just as the Red Sea parted after the Jews left Egypt, so it was here.
After each person and everyone together wished to rise above their egoism, above using it for themselves, renounced it, and switched to the side of Bina—the properties of bestowal, reciprocity, and unification—nothing more was needed.
Therefore, the waters of the Jordan closed behind them, as the waters of the Red Sea once did, and a clear border appeared again between all the lands and the land of Israel.
Comment: Interestingly, in Egypt, the Jews were chased by the army of Pharaoh, and here they are crossing in order to work.
My Response: There are no longer those who would persecute them, because after forty years of wandering in the desert they have freed themselves from all desires that could prevent them from passing through the Jordan. Freedom from egoism was their main work. But later on, other problems were in store for them.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/5/21