Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Why did Yonah flee?


"He decided not to go to Nineveh, so that the people of Assyria would not be saved from destruction by his hand. How could his going cause the Assyrians to be saved, and then to ultimately destroy the children of Israel?... If Gd wishes to save them Himself, let Him do as He wishes – but not via Yonah and by his hand."

(Abarbanel to Yonah 1:1)

Have a great day,

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