Sunday, December 16, 2012

My desires vs my Creator


"The Torah describes the creation of humanity with the verb, 'Vayyitzer.' Why is the verb 'Vayyitzer' written with a, extra, doubled Yud (Vav-Yud-Yud-Tzadi-Reish)?

"R' Shimon ben Pazi said: Woe to me from my desires (Yitzri), Woe to me from my Creator (Yotzri)!"

(Talmud, Eruvin 18a)

The commentator Rashi explained: My desires pain me when I follow my Creator, but woe to me if I follow my desires!

Have a great day,

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