Kingdom of Heaven

 

 

Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish said, “Behold it is very good’ – this refers to the kingdom of heaven. “And behold it is very good,” refers to the kingdom on earth. How can anyone say that the kingdom on earth is very good? Because it extracts justice from people; ‘I will make earth and adam upon it I will create” (Isa. 45:12)  (Midrash Rabbah Breshit 9)

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