Babylonian Talmud, Eruvin 100b
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אמר רבי יוחנן: אילמלא לא ניתנה תורה היינו למידין צניעות מחתול, וגזל מנמלה, ועריות מיונה
Rabbi Yochanan said: Had the Torah not been given, we would have learned modesty from the cat, [aversion to] theft from the ant, chastity from the dove, and [conjugal] manners from fowl.[Translated by David Strauss]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What is Rabbi Yochanan observing about the world? Why doesn't he believe we would implicitly learn such behaviors?

2. What other behaviors can we learn from other creatures?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)