Honey or Sting?

The Sages say, in Sefer Rabasi, that Moshe began with eileh ha’davarim  (these are the words) because the Torah is compared to a bee, whose honey is sweet and whose sting is poisonous to man. The Torah likewise is an elixir of life to those who heed, and a deadly poison to those who do not.

                    Tz’enah Ur’enah on Devarim (Deuteronomy) 1:1

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