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There Will Be a Time / Eichah (MBD)

There Will Be a Time / Eichah (MBD)

This Shabbos, it is especially fitting that we keep in mind the words of Retzei: “…she’lo te’hei tzarah v’yagon va’anacha b’yom menuchaseinu…,” that there be no distress, no grief, no pain or suffering for ourselves or for any of our fellow Yidden, “v’hareinu Hashem Elokeinu b’nechamas Tzion irecha…,” that we merit to bear witness to the ultimate comfort – the nechamas Tzion – with the immediate rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdash.

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Va’ani B’chasdecha (Chait)

Va’ani B’chasdecha (Chait)

The Yidden proclaimed, וַאֲנִי בְּחַסְדְּךָ בָטַחְתִּי יָגֵל לִבִּי בִּישׁוּעָתֶךָ – My enemies think that there is no one to save me, but I trust in Your infinite kindness, my heart will rejoice in Your salvation. אָשִׁירָה לְהַשֵּׁם כִּי גָמַל עָלָי – I will sing to Hashem because he has dealt kindly with me (Tehillim 13:6)!

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Shalom Aleichem (MBD)

Shalom Aleichem (MBD)

Why do we bid such a fast farewell to these friendly malachim. After all, they just arrived, not to mention have just finished bestowing blessings onto our homes! I mean, if the malachim want to stay, would we really have a problem with that? Wouldn’t we prefer that they stick around, or at least stay as long as they’d like? Why, after just welcoming in, would we proceed to show them the proverbial door?

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Im Yihyeh (MBD)

Im Yihyeh (MBD)

Moshe Rabbeinu is telling us that, today – as we find ourselves standing before Hashem, about to experience the ultimate encounter with the Melech Malchei Hamlachim during the Yomim Noraim – we must know there is no Yid beyond redemption – that there is no such thing as being “hopelessly lost.” What incredible chizzuk! No matter how far one may have fallen, no matter how far one may have strayed, Hashem will be there to take him back home.

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