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For the week ending 3 May 2014 / 3 Iyyar 5774

Beitza 35 - 40

by Rabbi Moshe Newman
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"I deserve this punishment for not acting according to the teaching of my Rabbi.”

The Sage Abaye said the above when his mill collapsed due to a flood, but could have been saved had he accepted and obeyed the ruling of Rabah, his Rabbi (Rashi).

  • Beitza 36b

“May it be the will of G-d that the words of Torah that I will say will be accepted.”

Rabbi Aba would say this prayer when he travelled from Bavel to Eretz Yisrael as a petition to G-d that his words would be accepted by the rabbis there and he would not be embarrassed (Rashi).

  • Beitza 38a

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