Thursday, July 07, 2011

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai on Nir ben Artzi

Meh. Rashi on Chullin is prettier.
As a public service announcement, I bring here a message from Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai.

In Avos, 3:7, he states:
רבי שמעון אומר, המהלך בדרך ושונה ומפסיק ממשנתו ואומר, מה נאה אילן זה ומה נאה ניר זה, מעלה עליו הכתוב כאלו מתחיב בנפשו.
Stam Rabbi Shimon is Rashbi.

Now, I know I have a lot of posts on Nir Ben Artzi, and that they have garnered a lot of hits and comments. But that is not the only focus of this blog. Far from it! As you are mehalech baderech on the Information Superhighway, you have the opportunity to do the opposite of the behavior Rashbi condemns. Besides coming to comment about how great this particular Nir is, you can also take a look at some of the other posts on this blog, about the parsha and more. And perhaps even join in the discussion on those posts as well! For example, the talking snake vs. the talking donkey. Or the Bnei Yissaschar on the authorship of Targum Yonasan. Or the Divrei Chaim about the Or HaChaim's ruach hakodesh and that whoever says we don't have ruach hakodesh nowadays is an apikores, contrasted with the Or HaChaim's statement that we don't have ruach hakodesh nowadays. Or various other posts, throughout the years, on parshas Balak.

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