3 “Go,” he said, “and borrow vessels outside, from all your neighbors, empty vessels, as many as you can.
va-YO-mer l’-KHEE sha-a-lee LAKH kay-LEEM min ha-KHUTZ may-AYT kol sh’-khay-NA-yikh kay-LEEM ray-KEEM al tam-EE-tee
ג וַיֹּאמֶר לְכִי שַׁאֲלִי־לָךְ כֵּלִים מִן־הַחוּץ מֵאֵת כָּל־שכנכי [שְׁכֵנָיִךְ] כֵּלִים רֵקִים אַל־תַּמְעִיטִי׃
4:3 Borrow vessels
God again performs a miracle with human partnership, utilizing items that already exists in nature. Thus, this miracle emanates from existing oil, and continues only as long as additional jugs are brought. David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, famously said “in Israel, in order to be a realist, one must believe in miracles.” Indeed, surrounded by enemies and lacking natural resources, there is no logical reason that the State of Israel exists at all, let alone as a strong and vibrant nation. It is only due to Hashem’s miracles, which He attaches to the great efforts of many human beings, that Israel is here to bring blessing to the world.