Quotables: Wild Judaism
One generation goes, another comes,
but the earth abides forever (Ecclesiastes 1:4)
Rabbi Judah ben Korchah said:
One could argue that the verse should have read,
“The earth goes and the earth comes,
and the generation abides forever”--
because which was created for the sake of which?
The earth was created for the sake of a generation!*
But a generation doesn’t abide by God’s commands--
hence it decays;
whereas the earth abides by God’s commands--
hence it does not decay.
*i.e., for the sake of human beings
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