Making a Deal With God
Rabbi Levi Yitzhak said to God: "I want to propose a deal. We have many sins and misdeeds, and you an abundance of forgiveness and atonement. Let us exchange!”
In the silence that followed, Rabbi Yitzhak gathered his thoughts. Finally, he said: “Perhaps you will say: 'Like for like!' My answer is: Had we no sins, what would you do with your forgiveness? So you must balance the deal by giving us life! And children and food beside."