Are the characters is this story all unusually wicked with uncontrollable tempers?
Is there a lesson for us to learn in our lives?
It would seem there is more to the story….
Rav Yochanan (Gitten 55b) prefaces the story of Kamtza & Bar Kamtza with words from Mishlei/ Proverbs, “אשרי אדם מפחד תמיד,” which Rashi explains to mean, “Praised is the man who is constantly concerned of the outcomes of his actions, thus assuring that there won’t be a terrible outcome…”
This presentation was delivered by Rabbi Shloime Pollak of Lakewood, NJ.
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