Great little post from Nilyram.
The Four Rabbinim
One night four Rabbinim were visited by an angel who awakened them and carried them to the Seventh Vault of the Seventh Heaven. There they beheld the sacred Wheel of Ezekial. Somewhere in the descent from Pardes, Paradise, to Earth, one Rabbi, having seen such splendor, lost his mind and wandered frothing and foaming until the end of his days.
The second Rabbi was extremely cynical: “Oh I just dreamed Ezekial’s Wheel, that was all. Nothing really happened.”
The third Rabbi carried on and on about what he had seen, for he was totally obsessed. He lectured and would not stop with how it was all constructed and what it all meant . . . and in this way he went astray and betrayed his faith.
The fourth Rabbi, who was a poet, took a paper in his hand and a reed and sat near the window…
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