“Open for Me, My sister My beloved…” (Song of Songs 5:2)
“Said the Holy One, Blessed be He to Israel; My children, open for Me an opening of repentance like the eye of a needle, and I will open for you enormous doorways…” (Midrash)
“The eye of a needle is indeed small – but it penetrates through and through” (Kotzker Rebbe)
The Crown Prince was misbehaving. Actually, misbehaving is too mild a word. He was hanging out with the worst characters, he was spending time in the worst places and he was doing things that a Crown Prince shouldn’t even be thinking about. In short, things were terrible. His father, the King, had no choice but to banish his son from the palace.
The exiled prince continued in his rebellious ways. He wandered from one tavern to the next, he roamed from one province to the next until he found…
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