Leviticus Rabbah 21:5
1 א
ויקרא רבה (וילנא) פרשת אחרי מות פרשה כא:ה
2ב
לעולם יעשה אדם עצמו קברניט האיך יכול לעשות מצוה
Be always like a helmsman, on the lookout for good deeds. [Translation by Areyvut]
3 ג

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. A helmsman is responsible for being on the look-out on a ship to protect the ship from harm. Why is this analogy used in this text?

2. What is the difference between someone who performs good deeds when faced with them versus someone who seeks them out?

4 ד
Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)