||[Jan. 12th, 2017|08:29 pm]
Weird Jews 2
I'm trying to track down the origin of a story: An Angel comes to a righteous rabbi and tells him that, no matter what, he will not go to heaven. Rather than cry or be angry, the rabbi begins to dance with joy.|
When asked by the angel why he is dancing the rabbi replies: Because now when I do good, it will be only for good's sake."
It echoes something out of Pirke Avos: That one should do good not in the expectation of reward, but for the glory of G-d, but it sounds like a Chasidic take on this and I'd love to track it down.