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Her husband had said, “I swear that you will not enter my house until you spit in the rabbi's face.”
Ethics 1:18
Reaching under her cloak, she pulled out a beautiful golden lamp and placed it in front of the judge. “I want you to summon my brother to your court. I know I can rely on you that justice will be done.”
Ethics 2:12
But how would he ever get it to the Holy Temple? He would need five strong men to carry it, and they would have to be paid. And Rabbi Chanina had barely had five gold coins as his whole life’s savings...
"What is hateful to you," said Hillel, "do not do to your neighbor. That is the entire Torah..."
“Master of the Universe!” prayed Choni. “Your children turned to me because I am like a member of Your household. I swear by Your great name that I’m not budging from here until You have compassion on Your children!”
Said Rabbi Eliezer: "If the law is as I say, then may the walls of the house of study prove it!" The walls began to fall in. Rabbi Joshua rebuked them. "If Torah scholars are debating a point of Jewish law, what are your qualifications to intervene...?"
Turnus Rufus asked Rabbi Akiva: “If your G-d loves the poor, why doesn’t He feed them?”
“On the day your daughter enters the bridal chamber,” the astrologers said to Rabbi Akiva, “a snake will bite her and she will die.”
Even after his passing, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai still performs wonders.
As every year, the “stars” of the Lag b’Omer festivities in 1923 were the little three-year-old boys, whose proud parents had brought them to have their first haircuts and peyot-shaping
When they reached the Temple Mount, they saw a fox emerging from the place of the Holy of Holies. The others started weeping; Rabbi Akiva laughed...
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