Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The true source of healing


Regarding the story in Bamidbar 21, wherein Moshe makes a copper alloy serpent and places it atop a pole, and Jews who have been bitten by poisonous snakes look up at Moshe's statue and are healed:

"Does a serpent kill or cause life? Rather, when Israel looked heavenward and bound their hearts to their Father in Heaven, they were healed, and if not then they perished."

וכי נחש ממית או נחש מחיה אלא בזמן שישראל מסתכלין כלפי מעלה ומשעבדין את לבם לאביהן שבשמים היו מתרפאים ואם לאו היו נימוקים 

(Mishnah Rosh HaShanah 3:8)

Have a great day,

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