Sunday, February 8, 2015

Take me, not them!


"Rabbi Yonatan said: Yonah only went to destroy himself in the sea, as it is written, 'Pick me up and throw me into the sea.' You will find the same behavior by our ancestors and prophets, who gave themselves for the Jewish people.

"What does it say regarding Moshe? 'And now, if You will bear their sins, fine. But if You will not bear their sins then erase me from the book You have written. (Exodus 32)'…

"What does it say regarding David? 'I have sinned, and I have been crooked, but what have these sheep done? May Your hand be against me and my family (Samuel II 24).'"

(Midrash, Mechilta Bo)

Have a great day,

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