Monday, October 22, 2007
dancing with the cows of tora
once i was dancing with the tora with some lubavitch group. while i was carrying the scroll, i noticed how heavy, how dense it was. I wondered, "how many cows was i holding up there?" So i asked the rabbi, "how many cows do you think it took to make this? how many cow's skins was i carrying here? how many cows were flayed, sacrificed for the betterment of humanity's foibles?" he looked at me like i was from mars! one gets the impression of course that what's written ON the cow skin is of infinitely more importance to the rabbi than the cow who donated her skin for it.