Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gittin Daf 36

The Gemara brings in the name of Ulah that the Jewish people (in the sin of the golden calf) were like a bride who has illicit relations while under the wedding canopy. R' Mari the son of the daughter of Shmuel quoted a source for this from Shir Hashirim "while the King was still in his party my perfume gave up its aroma". Rava points out that this verse hints at the love G-d still maintains for us, because the verse does not say the aroma spoiled (just that it went away).
This display of G-d's love for us should be a lesson to us to try and reciprocate and do more for the sake of G-d.

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