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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Will it be Dubya vs. Dubiel?, in his post that was partially translated by R' Y. Nathan, also mentions an interesting fact about the angel of Paras (Persia). The angel of Paras' name is "Dubiel" - as is mentioned in Tractate Yoma 77a. (As the Maharsha there points out, he's called Dubiel since the Persians are compared to a Dov [bear]).

According to Rav Mutzafi, Israel is already fighting him since he said that Hezbollah has the same angel as Paras.


Another interesting idea expressed in that post was the fact that the juxtaposition of 2 Pesukim in Yeshayahu is very revealing:

לד וְנִקַּף סִבְכֵי הַיַּעַר, בַּבַּרְזֶל; וְהַלְּבָנוֹן, בְּאַדִּיר יִפּוֹל. 34. And He shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
א וְיָצָא חֹטֶר, מִגֵּזַע יִשָׁי; וְנֵצֶר, מִשָּׁרָשָׁיו יִפְרֶה.1. And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a twig shall grow forth out of his roots.

The Yerushalmi (in Berachot 2:4) actually notes the juxtaposition of these 2 Pesukim, but insofar as Levanon refers to the cedars of Lebanon which refers to the Beit Hamikdash. We are, Be'ezrat Hashem, living the explanation of these 2 Pesukim according to the Peshat (simple meaning).


At Mon Jul 31, 12:25:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not forget pasuk 10:33:

מסעף פוארה במערצה ורמי הקומה גדועים והגבוהים ישפלו

See Rashi at גדועים

HaShem is bringing down them who are very hard to bring down, who are compared to strong trees.

See second Rashi at במערצה
נכלי משחית

This is *their* end. It is not *the* end. And there shall come forth a small shoot, a twig shall grow. Note the stress of growth, of something starting small. It is about to start, the final process. It won't happen in a day. Take care.


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