Counting the Omer- Day 19

רַבָּן שִׁמְעוֹן בֶּן גַּמְלִיאֵל אוֹמֵר, עַל שְׁלשָׁה דְבָרִים הָעוֹלָם עוֹמֵד, עַל הַדִּין וְעַל הָאֱמֶת וְעַל הַשָּׁלוֹם

“Rabbi Simon ben Gamaliel taught:

The whole world rests on three things: Ha din, Ha Emet, Ha Shalom.”

“Anyone who had the capability to effectively protest the sinful conduct of the members of his household and did not protest, he himself is apprehended for the sins of the members of his household and punished. If he is in a position to protest the sinful conduct of the people of his town, and he fails to do so, he is apprehended for the sins of the people of his town. If he is in a position to protest the sinful conduct of the whole world, and he fails to do so, he is apprehended for the sins of the whole world.”

“Rabbi Yitzak said, two things are in the hands of G-d: The Soul and Justice.

In Job 12:10 it is written “In G-d’s hand is every living soul”.

In Devarim, Deuteromomy 32:41 “My hand lays hold on judgment”

The Holy One has said the soul and the law are in my hands. Stand guard for Justice, and I will stand guard for your souls.”

“Justice, Justice you shall pursue”

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Gary Sankary

Gary Sankary

Evanglist for retail and geography. Keen student of history, world affairs, good debate, and occasionally vintage postage stamps.