Thursday, November 29, 2012

An animal's soul?


"Why does the Torah say, ‘Vayyitzer [And Gd created],’ with two yuds? Because Gd created humans with two yitzrim [natures], the yetzer tov and yetzer ra.

"Rabbi Nachman bar Yitzchak asked: If so, then will you say that animals do not have a yetzer, since for them the Torah says Vayyitzer with only one yud? But we see that they damage and bite and kick!..."

(Talmud, Berachot 61a)

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