He lit his lamp to study
the holy books before going to sleep, but a fierce wind came up, knocking
over the lamp and breaking it. The rabbi decided to turn in, saying, "All
that God does, he does well." During the night some wild animals came along
and drove away the rooster and thieves stole the donkey. Moshe woke up,
saw the loss, but still proclaimed easily, "All that God does, he does
The rabbi then went back to
the village where he was refused lodging, only to learn that enemy soldiers
had invaded it during the night and killed all the inhabitants. He also
learned that these soldiers had traveled through the same part of the woods
where he lay asleep. Had his lamp not been broken he would have been discovered.
Had not the rooster been chased, it would have crowed, giving him away.
Had not the donkey been stolen, it would have brayed. So once more Rabbi
Moshe declared, "All that God does, he does well!"