Sunday, May 08, 2005

"What a beautiful field" - ADDeRabbi's got pshat!

Rabbi Shimon says: one who is walking on a path and is repeating, and he interrupts his repetitions and says, “What a beautiful tree! Or, what a beautiful plowed field!”, the Torah treats it as though he owes his life. (Pirkei Avot 3:7)

Through a careful reading of the text of this familiar mishna, ADDeRabbi explains what it really means.

I'm persuaded.

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