Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Gezeirot - Purim Connections

וְהַמֶּלֶךְ וְהָמָן יָשְׁבוּ לִשְׁתּוֹת
Source: Flash 90, found here

Many have noted the various connections between the Shaked Committee's cruel decrees and those of Haman.

For example,


using the verse כִּי נִמְכַּרְנוּ אֲנִי וְעַמִּי.

In addition, I noticed a commenter on Kikar use the gemara in Megilla 14a:
  גדולה הסרת טבעת יותר מארבעים ושמונה נביאים ושבע נביאות שנתנבאו להן לישראל שכולן לא החזירום למוטב ואילו הסרת טבעת החזירתן למוטב

Greater is the removal of the ring [of Ahashverosh to Haman] than 48 prophets and 7 prophetesses who had prophesied for Israel - for they didn't bring them back to act in a good way, whereas the removal of the ring brought them back to act in a good way.
One could therefore also say:

Greater is Netanyahu's allowance to Lapid and Bennett and their teams "to do with them as it seemeth good to thee" than any Shabbat Shuva Derasha and Mussar Shmooze in Israel - for they didn't bring Israel to gather together, whereas Netanyahu's allowance brought Israel to gather together.

Speaking of gathering together, that too is a major Purim theme, as Esther told Mordechai: לֵךְ כְּנוֹס אֶת-כָּל-הַיְּהוּדִים.

See more about this unity in Rabbi Pinchos Lipshutz' latest article, where he notes that the unity displayed there mimics the unity at Mt. Sinai, based on קימו וקבלו - where the Jewish people accepted the Torah for the second time out of love.  In our day, we are accepting the yoke of Torah and Torah study, showing the world that it is so important for Yeshiva boys who want to learn Torah to do so that we are willing to fight for it.

Unity is also a prerequisite for Geula, as it was during the Purim story. May we only be unified to be saved from this evil decree and greet our righteous Mashiah, speedily in our days, Amen.


At Thu Feb 20, 04:05:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that lapid bennett and netanyahu are all very physically attractive males , is a hint from above to make our middot ,are acts of chesed and fasmily duties beautiful . As well torah study is beautified by learning not just shulchan urach but all of pardes . After 120 years a jew is asked if he had the capacity to learn pardes and he said he didnt , Chasfer Shalom . The great ramchal and abir yaakov abuchatzeirah says point blank " man is mainly !! in this world as an olam katan to learn sod " . This great man saved rommell from entering EY during WW2, by prayers at his kever .


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