Law of Liberty

“So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the Law (Torah) of liberty.” (James 2:12)

“R. Elazar said further: “It is written [Exod. 32:16]: ‘Engraved upon the tables,’ which means, that if the tables had not been broken the first time, the Law (Torah) would never have been forgotten by Israel, for a thing that is engraved cannot be obliterated, and R. Aha bar Jacob added, “that no nation on earth could have power over them; for it is said ‘engraved upon the tablets.’ Do not read “Charuth” (engraved) but “Cheiruth” (liberty).” Talmud (b.Eruvin 54a)

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