Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jews and Figs


"Gd compared our ancestors to figs: Figs have many harvests, and so our ancestors performed many great deeds.

"Alternatively: “Like a first-born fig” – Figs do not have any dross at all, where every other food has dross which a person rejects. People do not throw away any part of figs. So HaShem said to Avraham, “You are complete and you have no flaw or lacking…"

(Midrash Tanchuma Lech Lecha 21)

Have a great day,

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