crowns on the torah

crowns on torah When Moses ascended to Heaven to write a certain part of the Bible, the Almighty asked him to place small crowns on some letters of the Torah. Moses said: Master of the Universe, why draw these crowns? God answered: Because one hundred generations from now a man called Akiva will interpret them. Show me this man’s interpretation, asked Moses. The Lord took him to the future and put him in one of Rabbi Akiva’s classes. One pupil asked: Rabbi, why are these crowns drawn on top of some letters? I don’t know. Replied Akiva. And I am sure that not even Moses knew. He did this only to teach us that even without understanding everything the Lord does, we can trust in his wisdom.

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