October 04, 2005

A Few Things To Ponder

If you are curious about some of the things that I think about here are a couple of hints.

Rabbi Akiva would say... All is foreseen, choice is granted, and the world is judged in kindness
Ethics of the Fathers 3:15


I found the discussion that I linked above to be especially interesting given the time of year. Here are a couple more.

Ben Zoma would say: Who is wise? One who learns from every man. As it is written: “From all my teachers I have grown wise, for Your testimonials (eidosecha) are my meditation.”[1]

Ethics of the Fathers, 4:1

The world is sustained by three things:
By justice, by truth, and by peace.
—Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel

7 comments:

Darla said...

All I can think to say is Wow. I'm in awe of this kind of thinking, what an interesting read. Thanks.

Stephen (aka Q) said...

That "all is foreseen, choice is granted" business causes sends some theologians into seizures.
Q

Jack's Shack said...

Hi Darla,

No need for that. I just like to stretch my mind a little.

Q,

Stuff like this can make your hair fall out, but it is fun to mull over.

Darla said...

Hey Jack,
Well since I wouldn't be very attractive with my hair falling out I won't think about it much more. :)

Jack's Shack said...

Be happy that you have a choice. Some of us are "follicly challenged."

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Thank you for this inspiration.

May you and yours be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

Jack's Shack said...

Hi Barbara,

Shana tova- all the best to you and your family.