Help on finding a story source


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Written by Jim Harris at 15 Oct 2000 22:55:30:

Can anyone help? I really love the story about Rabbi Zystra but can't find the source. Zystra's hero was Moses and he continually compared himself to Moses. Why did he not do this like Moses? Why did he not do that like Moses. Finally one night in a dream a voice came to him and said: "When you die you will not be asked 'Why were you not Moses?' -- you will be asked 'Why were you not Zystra!' " Does anyone know what book this comes from?




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