יום א Date: 21 Shevat, 5776 (1/31/16) – Gittin Daf 49 {Eliezer}

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[49b top] R’ Shimon: Thieves and damagers are forced to pay back restitution from the best of their lands, in order to dissuade people from stealing and doing harm.

D-E-ep Thoughts: Even though we love our children, sometimes we have to threaten (and even carry out) punishments to steer them in the right direction. Similarly, G-d only does what is good for us. Whenever we feel slighted or discouraged, we must remember that Hashem is doing everything specifically with our best interests in mind and for our ultimate benefit.

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