Sunday, May 24, 2009

"We will do and we will hear"


On the value of our ancestral commitment to obedience to Gd, which preceded Gd's actual instructions:

"When the Jews said 'We will do' before 'We will hear,' a heavenly voice declared to them: Who has revealed this secret, which the angels use, to My children?

"It is written [regarding the angels], 'Bless Gd, His angels, mighty ones who perform His word, to hear the voice of his command.' First the angels commit to action, and only later do they hear the specific instruction."

(Talmud, Shabbat 88a)

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