RaYBaSH’s Ponderings of the Perkei Avot
By: Yehudah ben Shomeyr
Yeshua had talmidim too and praise them for their traits and encouraged them to admire and strive for the traits others have mastered for themselves.
John Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Matt. 16:16-20 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living GodAnd Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
-- Yehudah ben Shomeyr