So every blog is talking about the Gaza war in Israel, but whenever I see it in a blog I just skip over it. For some reason I just don’t have the interest in reading it. Same with news of all other major events. But yet I get the information by reading headlines, tweets, and status’s. I feel as though I really should have more interest in it, because I do care about what happens in Israel and to other Jews, I want them to be safe.
Something To Say:
But as much as they would afflict it, so it would increase and so it would spread out (1:12)
The Ohr HaChaim wonders why the pasuk uses the future tense here - “but as much as they would afflict”, rather than “but as much as they afflicted”. This indicates that the Jewish nation would be persecuted in the future, but that the outcome would be the same as in the verse: “So it would increase and so it would spread out”. The message is that regardless of who would afflict Israel, the persecution would never be devastating; in fact, the Jews would always emerge stronger than before.
So this is my contribution to posting about the Gaza war. A comforting post. In the end the Jews will win and come out stronger. Hashem takes care of it all, we will survive and succeed.
Parsha in the blogosphere:
Leora, last year discussed why Shemos is her daughter’s favorite Parsha, what “Ki Tov” means, and what the word “Suf” alludes to. This year she discusses Galus Mitzrayim and how the Parshas now shift from talking about individuals to talking about a group of people.