Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
Weekly series with new shows available every Tuesday.
No serpent or scorpion ever bit an individual fatally in Yerushalaiyim. The sanctity of the city protected its inhabitants so that the many snakes and scorpions found in Yerushalaiyim miraculously did no harm.
Homiletically, Rauch Chaim explains our Mishnah based on Talmudic axiom, it is not the snake, but rather the sin that kills. Sin is deadly; the venomous snake is nothing more than HaShem’s agent of punishment.