Bearing the Burden
"After my husband died, I appreciated that twenty people asked me if
there was anything that they could do for me. However, I asked them all a
certain favor, and you were the only one who did it."
"And G-d said to Moshe 'Gather seventy men of the elders of Israel, who
you know to be elders and police...'" (Bimidbar 11:16). Rashi says that
these seventy were chosen as the "elders of Israel" because they were the
Jewish police in Egypt who willingly bore the brunt of labor and lashes
given by the Egyptians, instead of their fellow Jews!!
A vital Jewish trait is "bearing the burden with your friend". (Pirkei
Have a great Shabbos !!
Rabbi Chaim Flom