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Ep 174 What’s the Point of the Midrash? Vayeira 2016

This week I’m by Jonathan Greunhut to discuss Avraham’s arguments with God over justice and Sodom. Gen Rabba 49:9 R. Levi said: Two men said the same thing, viz. Abraham and Job. Abraham: THAT BE FAR FROM THEE, TO DO AFTER THIS MANNER, TO SLAY THE RIGHTEOUS WITH THE WICKED. Job: It is all one-therefore I say: He destroyeth the innocent and the wicked (Job IX, 22). Yet Abraham was rewarded for it, while Job was punished for it! The reason is because Abraham said it in confirmation, while Job said it in cavil: It is all one! R. Hiyya

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