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June 18, 2008


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This is wonderful. Oy, Reb Shimon bar Yochai is right; that rabbi was a schmuck!

I agree with Rachel and the Tsadik. It was a miracle, not a coincidence. The difference between beggar and baker is like the difference between a metaphor and a smile (a simile without an ego). Moreover, the shmuck shouldn't have called the two guys "morons." He lacked humility.

i'm sure david is correct about humility. it's one of the most important signs and requirements of a high soul. no one was higher than moses and moses had great humility.

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