Thus, while he lived by the Sixth Com mandment
, "Thou shalt not kill," once the South declared war, he pledged his loyalty and felt that any death he caused was God's will.
that define humans' responsibility to God, as opposed to
While interpreting the two verses in Deuteronomy (11:10-11) as an indication that the Promised Land is inherently superior to Egypt, Rashi does not, of course, disagree with the view of Ramban and Rashbam--that the Israelites' enjoyment of propitious rain is conditional on their obeying God's com mandments
. The Torah says so explicitly in the verses that follow (Deut.