Monday, July 9, 2012

The value of a stringency


Rabbi Yehoshua once ruled strictly, following the view of the school of Shammai on a particular issue.

"Rabbi Yehoshua's students said to him: Our master, you have made us go extra distance!

"Rabbi Yehoshua replied: Better that I should make you go extra distance in this world, so that you might then 'go extra distance' in the next world!"

(Talmud, Niddah 16b)

המצפה לישועה,

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