We find a similar concept to this in the Gemara Rosh Hashanah 26a that states, “ein k’teiger na’aseh sinager – the prosecutor cannot serve as the defender.” This regards using the shofar of a cow or an eigel (calf). Since the calf is what caused the destruction by the Eigel Hazahav (golden calf), it cannot serve as a means of saving us.

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