Tuesday, 3 September 2013

pesachim 66

the humbled goat

like a lamb or goat who carries the knife, the instrument of it's own slaughter, we carry the cause of our own downfall - our pride and anger. be we be prophets or scholars.

(discussion about bringing the knife to slaughter the Pesach sacrifice on Shabbat when it is prohibited to carry. Solution: have the animal carry it themselves, either in the wool or between the horns. Also in this page is the story of Hillel from Bavel who arrogantly rebuked the other rabbis, and then forgot the law. his wisdom was removed from him as a consequence for his pride. discussion about various prophets and scholars who lost their prophecy and wisdom due to their anger and arrogance.)

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