It happened that when the Rabbi went into the house of one of the leaders of the Prushim on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were waiting in ambush for him.  And there in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy [his body was swollen with water]. And the Rabbi responded to their challenge and spoke to the sages and the Prushim, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?" But they kept silent.

And the Rabbi took hold of the man, healed him, and sent him away. And the Rabbi said to them, "Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?" And they could make no reply to this.


-- This is the life of The Rabbi. --