Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Adar Commences

In the Midrash Rabba on Meggilas Esther it is noted that the term karahu in:
“Mordechai told him of all that had happened to him (karahu).”(Esther 4:7)
" וַיַּגֶּד-לוֹ מָרְדֳּכַי, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר קָרָהוּ "
is reminiscent of the wording about Amalek:
“Remember what Amalek did to you on your way out of Egypt. When they encountered you (karcha) one the way, and you were tired and exhausted, they cut off those lagging to your rear, and they did not fear God”(Devarim 25:17-18).
זָכוֹר, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה לְךָ עֲמָלֵק, בַּדֶּרֶךְ, בְּצֵאתְכֶם מִמִּצְרָיִם אֲשֶׁר קָרְךָ בַּדֶּרֶךְ, וַיְזַנֵּב בְּךָ כָּל-הַנֶּחֱשָׁלִים אַחֲרֶיךָ--וְאַתָּה, עָיֵף וְיָגֵעַ; וְלֹא יָרֵא, אֱלֹהִים
Mordechai is communicating that these events were linked to an ancient encounter with Amalek as Haman was a descendent of Agag, King of Amalek. Today is Rosh Chodesh Adar - last night R’ Efraim Klein was murdered (HaShem Yinkom Damo) in Crown Heights by cowards of the very same nature. How unfortunate that as we say “m’shenichnas Adar marbim b’simcha” “When Adar comes, joy is increased” - the same vile people that attacked us then attack us now in the same manner. As noted at MysticalPaths it matters not wether it be in Israel, France, Uzbekistan, or Brooklyn. Ultimately however we know that just as in the events of Purim, the evil decree will be overturned “v’nahafoch hu” and we will merit seeing the redemption of our people.

1 comment:

Valke said...

excellent post.