Sunday, March 6, 2011

In the merit of great descendants


"Rabbi Abba bar Kahana said: What was done for the ten tribes was not done for the generation of the Flood.

"Regarding the generation of the Flood it says (Bereishit 6), 'The thoughts of their hearts were only evil all day,' while regarding the ten tribes it says (Michah 2), 'Who perform evil on their beds' at night, as well as by day, 'By the light of morning they practice it.'

"Despite this, no remnant was left of the generation of the Flood, while a remnant was left of the ten tribes. This was in the merit of the righteous men and righteous women who would emerge from them."

(Midrash, Bereishit Rabbah 28:5)

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