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Unformatted text preview: uire of you, to do Justice, love Mercy, and walk Humbly with your God” (Micah Ch. 6 V. 8)
In connection with Micah’s words, Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo Itzchaki one of the most important
commentators on the Bible and Talmud), in his comment on Genesis Ch. 1 V. 1, the very beginning of
creation, tells us that when God first created the world, He intended to create it on the basis of pure
and strict Justice, but He realized that the world could not thus function. He then decided to create it
on the basis of complete mercy and then realized that could not work either. He therefore created the
world allying Divine Mercy with Divine Justice. And that was just the right balance.
We complete the Kiddush with the blessing thanking God for ‘having kept us alive and
sustained us and enabled us to arrive at this season’. This blessing is recited on the occasion of every
festival, the acquiring of a new article of clothing and of eating for the first time a new season's fruit
and many other happy occasions. Th...
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