Torah is Not For the Weak, Not for the Faint of Heart
I have all of the books of the Dead Sea Scrolls that they claim exist (I’m sure there are others, but that’s another story).
I also have a Concordance of all of the terms in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek that are in the published Scrolls.
Not one word about Prozbul exists among them.
They must have known about it, because they existed after the time of Hillel.
But they didn’t disgrace themselves by so much as writing about Prozbul, never mind adopting it.
No Jew with a shred of self-respect or any real awe of HaShem or love of Yisrael would adopt what was correctly referred to as “an insult to the Dayanim” by a subsequent Beit Din. Too bad they were too weak to go against it.
In my life I have seen that vastly more misery is brought upon the world by the weak than by the evil.
Justice Brandeis, at the end of his career said: I have seen very few really evil people stand before my bench, but I have seen many weak people.
That is why Yehoshua bin Nun said: Chazak V’Ematz (Be strong and brave). No one who is not strong and brave can ever hope to inherit the Promised Land.
HaShem decreed that an entire generation of weaklings, those weak in faith in HaShem and weak in belief in themselves and others, would die in the desert without ever seeing the Promised Land because HaShem knows the weak can’t cut it.
Torah is not a history book. What is written in Torah is true in every generation. In every generation the weak die in the desert never reaching the destination Torah is taking us to.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel