The golden rule of human conduct is in this week's portion: And you shall love your neighbour as yourself (Vayikra 19:18). Some Christians argued that the Hebrew word for 'neighbour' (rea) refers only to fellow Israelites, marking this morality as tribal, yet The Hertz Chumash discounted this possibility. The same word is used, he argued, in Shmot 11:2 when Moses advised Israel to ask for things from their Egyptian neighbours: Let them ask every man of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour…. Therefore the word includes in "its range every human being by virtue of his humanity."