in moses’s footsteps
Rabbi Zuya wanted to discover the mysteries of life. He therefore resolved to imitate the life of Moses. For years, he tried to behave like the prophet – without ever achieving the results he hoped for. One night, tired of so much study, he fell into a deep sleep. God appeared in his dream: "Why are you so upset, my son?" He asked. "My days on Earth will end, and I am still so far from being like Moses", answered Zuya. "If I needed another Moses, I’d have already created him, said God. When you come before me for judgment, I will not ask whether you were a good Moses, but who you were. Try and be a good Zuya."