"Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken and forgotten me" (Isa. xlix. 14).
The community of Israel once pleaded thus with the Holy One--blessed be
He!--"Even a man who marries a second wife still bears in mind the
services of the first, but Thou, Lord, hast forgotten me." The Holy
One--blessed be He!--replied, "Daughter, I have created twelve
constellations in the firmament, and for each constellation I have
created thirty armies, and for each army thirty legions, each legion
containing thirty divisions, each division thirty cohorts, each cohort
having thirty camps, and in each camp hang suspended 365,000 myriads of
stars, as many thousands of myriads as there are days in the year; all
these have I created for thy sake, and yet thou sayest, 'Thou hast
forsaken and forgotten me!' Can a woman forget her sucking-child, that
she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may
forget, yet will I not forget thee."
THE TALMUD, _Berachoth_, fol. 32, col. 2.