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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

One who Mourns.....

כל מי שמתאבל אל ירושלים זוכה ורואה אותה בבנינה
Everyone who mourns over Yerushalyim merits and sees it rebuilt
Rambam didn't see it built, or the Baal Shem Tov, or even the one who wrote the book, Yermiyah didn't see it rebuilt. So nu? Is it true or not?
Read the sentence a little closer, it doesn't say 'will see' but 'sees.'
For a person who truely mourns Yerushalyim sitting and weeping for something that most of us do not know and cannot understand. Something as significant to us as colors are to the blind.
One who mourns over Yerushalyim, does so because he can already see it as it should be.


  • So said R' Chaim Volozhiner, right?

    (And, if so, why not quote him and bring geulah to the world?)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:34 AM, August 04, 2006  

  • Interesting D'var Torah, it definitely should be better.

    By Blogger Pragmatician, at 5:35 AM, August 04, 2006  

  • mazel tov on your sis

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:44 PM, August 06, 2006  

  • You can also explain it like the gemara at the end of makkos which discusses a few amoraim walking past Har Habayis and seeing foxes walking where the Kodesh HaKodoshim was. They all cried except for rabbi Akiva who laughed/was joyful. When they asked him to explain himself he said, now that I say that the evuah of the churban has come true, I know also that the nevuah of the rebuilding WILL come true as well. He didn't see it happen in his days, but he saw it.

    By Blogger A Frum Idealist, at 11:22 PM, August 06, 2006  

  • I'd like to think of it as... one who truly mourns does everything in their power to be the best they can be in effect building a mikdash meat in themselves and therefor is zoche to see that mikdash built within them.

    By Blogger FrumGirl, at 10:38 PM, August 09, 2006  

  • That's a beautiful vort, Masmida--thanks for sharing. :)

    By Blogger Scraps, at 12:29 PM, August 14, 2006  

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