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Jewish Words of Wisdom: Quotes from January 1998

From the Week of 25 Tevet 5758/January 25, 1998

There is only one quote this week, from Berachot 5a, b. It is about a Jewish response to suffering

From the Week of 11 Tevet 5758/January 11, 1998

All quotes this week are from Jewish Wisdom by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

"When G-d created Adam, He led him around the Garden of Eden and said to him: 'Behold my works! See how beautiful they are, how excellent! All that I have created, for your sake did I create it. See to it that you do not spoil and destroy my world; for if you do, there will be no one to repair it after you." (Ecclesiastes Rabba 7:13)

"A Jewish ecology...[is] not based on the assumption that we are no different from other living creatures. It [begins] with the opposite idea: We have a special responsibility because we are different, because we know what we are doing." (Rabbi Harold Kushner, To Life!)

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