Sunday, August 24, 2014

Valuing nature


"Our master [Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook] would mention how Rabbi Yochanan was startled at the sight of an ant (Eruvin 100b?), and he would say, "How small are Your deeds, Gd!" (See Kuzari 1:68-69 and Orot haTorah 3:8) 

"On one Shabbat, an ant was seen on the table. When it reached the edge of the table, our master raised the hem of the tablecloth, bringing it level with the height of the table. He held it thus for several minutes, until the ant set out back toward the table. He explained, 'So that it should be easier for her.'"

(Rabbi Shlomo Aviner,

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