A Great Rabbi Was Concerned That He May Have Sinned… How Did He React to Afflictions?
Although his flesh did not putrefy, even so Rabbi Elazar, son of Rabbi Simon, still did not rely on his own opinion, as he was worried that he may have erred in one of his decisions. He accepted afflictions upon himself as atonement for his possible sins. At night his attendants would spread out sixty felt bed coverings for him.Top Marketing Methods for B2B and B2C
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God is good to all and His mercies are upon all of His works (Psalms 145:9): Rabbi Levi said, “‘God is good to all,’ upon all, that He is their maker.” Rabbi Samuel said, “‘God is good to all and His mercies’ – upon all that are His traits, He has mercy.” Rabbi Joshua of Sakhnin said in the name of Rabbi Levi, “‘God is good to all’ and His merciful ones He give to His creatures.Torah Guidance: Who Does God Love/Hate?
The Holy One, blessed be He, loves three people: One who does not get angry; one who does not get drunk; and one who is forgiving. The Holy One, blessed be He, hates three people: One who says one statement with his mouth and means another in his heart, i.e.Torah Guidance: Why Is It So Important to Be Humble?
Now the man Moses was exceedingly humble above all the men who were on the face of the earth (Numbers, 12:3). And in (The Ethics of) the Fathers, Chapter 4, our Sages of blessed memory, cautioned us about the characteristic of haughtiness and said, “Be exceedingly humble in spirit,” (Meod, Meod). It is necessary to understand, why is it that they cautioned of this characteristic more than all the characteristics, until they doubled the word “meod” (exceedingly)?