Beshalach: Chapter 30

the Holy One, blessed be He, avenges the honor of the righteous


This section tells of cases where the Holy One, blessed be He did not punish someone who blasphemed against Him, but punished them when they oppressed the children of Yisrael, because the Holy One, blessed be He cares more for the honor of the Righteous than for His own honor. Rabbi Chiya says that when Moses said, "They are almost ready to stone me," God told him to go before the people; he asked Moses if it was with their permission that Moses stood, or with His permission.