Why does the midrash need to ‘prove’ that Hashem is trustworthy in His promises? What is the idea behind the promises being fulfilled such that we receive the fruits in this world, and the principle in the next? What is the proof of Hashem’s trustworthiness from the righteous, like R’ Pinchos ben Yair and R’ Shimon ben Shetach? What is the deeper message of the supernatural events that are promised by the Torah for keeping the law, and those that surrounded the stories of R’ Pinchos ben Yair?
Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.
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