Thursday, March 12, 2009

Good people suffer first?


An interesting observation regarding Divine punishment:

"Rabbi Shmuel bar Nachmeni said, citing Rabbi Yonatan: Punishment comes to the world only when there are wicked people around, but it begins with the righteous.

"Thus the Torah says, 'When fire escapes and finds thorns, and grain is consumed..." Fire escapes when it can find thorns [ie wicked people], but it starts from the grain [ie righteous people]."

(Talmud, Bava Kama 60a)

Have a great day,

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