Saturday, September 22, 2012

Who goes first?


"The Jews said before Gd: Master of the universe, it is up to You, restore us!

"He replied: It is up to you, as Malachi 3:7 says, 'Return to Me and I will return to you, this is the word of Gd.'

"The Jews said before Him: Master of the Universe, it is for You, as it is written, 'Bring us back, Gd of our salvation!' And so Eichah 5:21 says, 'Restore us to Yourself, Gd, and we will return.'"

(Midrash, Eichah Rabbah 5:21)

Gmar tov,

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