1. Reflection on who will live and who will die is prominent in the Unesaneh Tokef prayer, which is a key part of the Rosh Hashanah prayers.
2. Deuteronomy 32:4: Surprisingly, Ramban suggests that Mishpat here relates to mercy.
- Talmud Bava Kama 3a: The context of this teaching is a story about a righteous man who dug wells for the community, whose daughter fell into a well but was saved from drowning in the merit of her father’s good deeds. Yet, her brother died of thirst, despite his father’s merit in supplying people with drinking water, because God is very demanding of the righteous and even small sins can result in harsh punishment.
- Exodus 34:7
- Torah Temima on Deuteronomy 32:4
- Tanya, Igeret Hateshuva 11
- The Amida, חנון המרבה לסלוח
- Tanya, Ibid
- Lamentations 3:22
- Torah Temima
- Talmud Kesubot 8b
- Deuteronomy 32:19
- Rashi on Talmud Kesubot 8b, also in Maharsha commentary
- Deuteronomy 32:11
- Deuteronomy 32:13
- Sifrei Parshat Eikev., cited in Maimonides’ Sefer Hamitzvot, Mitzvah 8, based on Deuteronomy. 28:9, 11:22, and 13:5
- Talmud, Sotah 14a