Sunday, May 1, 2011

Our Mountains


"What is the meaning of, ‘The sound of my Beloved nears, leaping over mountains (Shir haShirim 2:8)’?

"Gd said: If I were to look to the deeds of Israel, they would never be redeemed. Rather, I will look to their holy ancestors – and so it is written, ‘I have heard the cries of the children of Israel [and I have remembered My covenant].’ I will redeem them in the merit of their ancestors.

"Thus it is written, ‘Leaping over mountains,’ referring only to the ancestors, as it is written, ‘Hear, O mountains, the quarrel of Gd.’"

(Midrash, Shemot Rabbah 15:4)

Have a great day,

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