Thursday, June 26, 2014

The builders of the Tower of Babel


"The builders of the tower were not fools, thinking they could ascend to Heaven. They also did not fear a flood, for Noach and his children, to whom Gd had sworn, were there. All heeded them, as their descendants. 

"The text revealed their desire and goal, to build a large city in which to dwell, and to build a tall tower as a sign and name and glory, and to identify the site of the city for those who travel outside it, like shepherds. Also, for their name to endure after them, for as long as the tower would exist."

(Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra to Bereishit 11:3)

המצפה לישועה,

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