Tuesday, January 25, 2011


The Talmud makes a bold statement: "The best doctors are destined for hell." This does not mean that if you are a good doctor, you'd better become a bad one, or you are going to hell. What it means is that if a doctor does not recognize God's ultimate control over life and death, and this usually happens only with the best doctors, then his arrogance will lead him on a slippery slope downwards.