Gold and Humility

The Mishnah states that the people of <st1:place w:st=”on”><st1:city w:st=”on”>Jerusalem would bind their lulav bundles with gold strings. The Chachamim said to Rabbi Meir that they would first bind the lulav with material of the same species in order to fulfill the mitzvah properly and then they added the gold strings as decoration. It is interesting that the word that the Mishnah uses for these … Continue reading Gold and Humility