Sunday, January 2, 2011

Repentance saved the world


“Before the universe existed, there was only Gd, in His Name alone. He decided to create the universe, but he continually destroyed it; the universe could not endure. The sages have compared this to a king who wished to build a palace; had the king not laid waste to the land, he could not have begun to build its foundations, exits and entrances. So Gd destroyed the universe, and it could not endure, until He created the possibility of repentance."

(Midrash, Pirkei d'R' Eliezer 3)

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