More on UN Resolution 2334
I talked about the players involved in passing the resolution previously. Let's now discuss the resolution number itself.
|יג לִינִי הַלַּיְלָה, וְהָיָה בַבֹּקֶר אִם-יִגְאָלֵךְ טוֹב יִגְאָל, וְאִם-לֹא יַחְפֹּץ לְגָאֳלֵךְ וּגְאַלְתִּיךְ אָנֹכִי, חַי-יְהוָה; שִׁכְבִי, עַד-הַבֹּקֶר.||13 Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part; but if he be not willing to do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth; lie down until the morning.'|
We mentioned previously that both the Zohar Hadash and the Sefat Emet explain that the verse refers to the Final Redemption. They explain that if we will be steadfast in our Torah learning (the Zohar adds: "and good deeds"), then we will be redeemed an Ahishena Redemption. Otherwise, Hashem will redeem us Be'itah.
This verse has a gematria of 2334, the same as the recent anti-Israel UN resolution.
I was also looking at this verse and saw that the Rashei Teivot of this verse are interesting, and can possibly be parsed like this:
possibly translated as:
"Flaming slowly - and during its night, brother will turn"
"Flaming slowly" seems to indicate that in this Hester Panim world that we live in during this night of Galut, Hashem's providence is there, but on a low flame.
How can one personally benefit from His providence? By turning to one's fellow Jew and getting him or her to pay attention to Torah and Yahadut.
So we shouldn't worry about UN resolutions. We just need to do our part of helping our brothers so we can make it until the בקר - the morning - and Hashem's providence will be clear as day for all the world to see.
2334 years ago was the year 3443. The previous year - 3442 - was a major turning point in Jewish history:
- Alexander the Great started his reign, thereby marking the changeover from Galut Paras to Galut Yavan.
- Haggai, Zecharia, Malachi, and Ezra passed away, thereby ending prophecy from Israel.
The year 3443 was therefore the first complete year of the new situation in which the Jewish people found themselves. It began the darkness of Yavan without the light of prophecy to guide them. That was 2334 years ago. Just as the very first Midrash on Parashat Miketz quotes the verse: קֵץ, שָׂם לַחֹשֶׁךְ - He has placed an end to the darkness, may UN Resolution 2334 mark the end of the darkness of exile forever.