Tuesday, January 22, 2013

When the river split (part 1)


"R' Pinchas ben Yair was en route to redeem captives, when he came to  the Ginai River. He said, 'Ginai, split your water for me and I will pass!'

"The river replied, 'You are trying to do your Creator's bidding and I am trying to do my Creator's bidding - but you are only possibly going to succeed, while I certainly am succeeding!'

"R' Pinchas ben Yair responded, 'Split, or I will decree that you will dry up entirely!'

"The river split."

(Talmud, Chullin 7a; To be continued tomorrow, Gd-willing...)

Have a great day,

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