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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Qom to Think of It...

My last post explained how the Iranian city of Qom may be derived from בקום עלינו אדם.

I'm now going to milk this for all its worth.

Over Yom Kippur, I found a couple more Pesukim that have the Qom-קום connection:

This one applies to today:

Yonah 1:6:

מַה-לְּךָ נִרְדָּם; קוּם, קְרָא אֶל-אֱלֹהֶיךָ


Why are you sleeping, O world? Qom is being built! Go call out to your G-d!

The next one will be a hopeful headline for the future.

Tehillim 36:13:

שָׁם נָפְלוּ, פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן; דֹּחוּ, וְלֹא-יָכְלוּ קוּם


There the workers of iniquity have fallen. They have been thrust down, and they were not able to build weapons at Qom.

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