Sunday, February 21, 2010

The once and future Light


"Rabbi Yehudah, son of Rabbi Simon, said: The light Gd created on the first day was sufficient to enable Man to gaze and see from one end of the world to the other. When Gd looked at the generation of the Flood and the generation of the Tower of Bavel, with their corrupt deeds, He stood and hid it and prepared it for the righteous in the future.

"How do we know He hid it? “And he hid from the wicked their light (Iyyov 38).”

"How do we know He prepared it for the future? “And the path of the righteous is like the light of morning, continuing to grow in its illumination until the day is established (Mishlei 4).”"

(Midrash, Bereishit Rabbah 11:2)

Have a great day,

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