Great Throughts Treasury

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Rabbi Yannai or Jannai Jannai

Jewish Sage and Religious Judge, one of Authors of Jerusalem Talmud

"We are unable to explain either the prosperity of the wicked or the afflictions of the righteous."

"One must never intentionally put oneself in danger on the supposition that one will be miraculously saved, lest such a miracle fail to occur. If such a miracle somehow were somehow to take place, then there would be a real price to be paid by the saved individual."

"We have no comprehension of the tranquility of the wicked, nor of the suffering of the righteous."