Copyright 2014 by David Ohsie. All rights reserved This is a short interlude to summarize some of the reaction to our last post. We'll reproduce the important quotation here from Moreh 3:48 When in the Talmud (Ber. p. 33b) those are blamed who use in their prayer the phrase," Thy mercy extendeth to young birds," it is the expression of the one of the two opinions mentioned by us, namely, that the precepts of the Law have no other reason but the Divine will. We follow the other opinion.