Sunday, June 07, 2015

Triple Crown Won By American Pharoah

American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes, thereby winning the triple crown of horse-racing.

When thinking of "Pharaoh" and "crown", coming to mind is the very famous Midrash that talks about a young (3-year-old) Moshe Rabbeinu taking Par'o's crown from him - just as he will do when he was older - at which point, Par'o's magicians argued about how to kill Moshe.  Baruch Hashem, Yitro saved the day by saying that Moshe had no knowledge of what he was doing, and advised testing him by putting gold and coals before him: if he would grab for the gold, they would kill him and if he would go for the coals, it would prove he has no knowledge of what he was doing.  Moshe started going for the gold, but the angel Gavriel pushed his hand toward the coal, and his life was spared.

The Midrash, when describing how Moshe who grew up in Par'o's home will be responsible for his demise, provides 3 examples of this:

  1. The daughter of Par'o raised Moshe Rabbeinu, and he was responsible for his downfall.
  2. Hiram, king of Tyre, was killed by someone who came from his household, as it says "have I brought forth a fire from the midst of thee".  A Midrash says that Hiram was Nevuchadnetzar's stepfather, and Nevuchadnetzar was the one who killed him.
  3. Mashiah, who lives in the lands of Edom, will eventually be the one to punish the Edomites.

American Pharoah is owned by Ahmed Zayat, who is an observant Jew whose Hebrew name is Ephraim (sometimes used in Midrashim as a nickname of Mashiah).  The day before the race, the jockey went to the Lubavitcher Rebbe's Ohel to pray.

Perhaps, the fact that a Jewishly-connected horse won the triple crown with American Pharoah is showing us how the 3rd "inside job" mentioned in the Midrash having to do with Par'o's crown, having to do with Mashiah destroying Edom is coming to fruition.

Just a thought...


At Sun Jun 07, 07:00:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If israel is worthy ? ad matai ? elijah says today ! So many losses do we even care about a win at this point collectivily and individualy ? 75 percent vote obama ? this is chiav mitah because of his stances on family and eretz yisrael ! weve lost the battle to many times does anyone care anymore ?

At Sun Jun 07, 07:59:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are whats called in boxing matches punch drunk our face has been so scarred we are like the fighter whos unrecognizable at the end of the fight. Yet WE still stand .... ad matai Abishter

At Sun Jun 07, 10:55:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The obvious connection- American Pharaoh- Barack Hussein Obama

At Sun Jun 07, 11:45:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Yankev said...

The horse was born ("Foaled") 11pm February 2, 2012, was born on Yud Shevat, the birth of the "Seventh Generation", the ascent of the "American" Rebbe of Lubavitch to leadership.

The Egyptian Pharoah sat on the throne while Yosef Hatzadik was the real power behind the scenes. The model for all generations, that the Tzaddik Yesod Olam runs things from behind the scenes.

The jockey might even descend from Sefardic Jews (Espinoza).

(See the horse's birth certificate here)

At Mon Jun 08, 06:13:00 AM 2015, Blogger Neshama said...

Because of the name of this young horse, because he was kinda rejected in his youth, his tail was shortened, and his owner sold him and then rebought him back, I watched the video of the race.

That is one majestic horse. His galloping stride was beautiful, graceful and full of energy. I understand this was the third of three very different races, i.e. track, length, weather. And he almost floated above ground on all three.

Hashem made all the animals, each with a distinctive personality and attributes. This horse appeared regal. I hope they talk to Pharoah and show him kindness.

I am in no way a racing fan or even a horse lover, but if you watch this horse in action, he is magnificent.


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