Thursday, May 17, 2012

Audio Shiur: Parshat Bechukotai - Meshech Chochmoh and the Merry-Go-Round of Exile

Audio Shiur:
Parshat Bechukotai - Meshech Chochmoh and the Merry-Go-Round of Exile

Commenting on the end of the Tochecha, where God promises not to abandon us completely, the Meshech Chochmah wonders: how is possible that we could survive in a strange land through generations of persecution without assimilation? How indeed. From there he proceeds to describe the circular nature of the Jewish predicament in the exile, and more importantly, why it keeps happening. And he wrote all of this mere decades before the Holocaust. This important passage from Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk represents a key commentary that should be part of any modern Jew's religious awareness.

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