January 12, 2022 9:45 am at 9:45 am #2050635
The holy Or Hachaim asks on the pasuk מה תצעק אלי why scream to me דבר אל בני ישראל ויסעו speak to the Jews to move on into the sea, why does not tefila help? He answers that sometimes midas hadin rules as the ruler of the sea was arguing that the Jews also worshipped a’z? So, in order to overcome this, the Jews had to show a mesiras nefesh by getting into the sea and thereby get to convert it, having the midas harachamim rule and then tefila will now help.January 12, 2022 10:57 am at 10:57 am #2050652
I heard a funny but true interpretation of the above, Hashem says to Moshe, what are you a chazan then the Jews come to Me to the shul but if you are telling them drashas or mussar then they move away.January 12, 2022 11:49 am at 11:49 am #2050660The little I knowParticipant
Someone shared with me the following:
ויצעקו בני ישראל, Rashi comments – תפסו אומנות אבותם בידם. They grabbed the practice of their fathers – davening. But Moshe tells them ואתם תחרישון, you should be silent. Why? What were they doing wrong?
In Targum Yonasan, we find an interesting translation. ואתון שתוקו והבו יקרא ותושבחתא ורוממו לאלקכון. Be silent, and offer praises to your G-d. Is singing praises silence? Perhaps Moshe is giving them guidance. He is telling them that praying and asking for something is contraindicated here. Such tefilos require the fitness of the individual. As we know, there are Mal’ochim that are mekatreg, and the situation at the Yam Suf involved kitrug of הללו עובדי עבודה זרה. Moshe Rabbeinu troubleshot this dilemma. If tefilos are expressed as שירות ותשבחות, there isn’t kitrug.
דבר אל בני ישראל ויסעו. The message is that their tefilos of שירות ותשבחות have been accepted already. Now, move.January 12, 2022 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm #2050673
I heard from my father a’h that we sing the davenen to camouflage it such that the malachim should not understand it and be mekatreg.January 12, 2022 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #2050675
The holy Berdichaver explains in Kadushas Levi how the mitzryim went into the sea when they saw the supper natural of its splitting. When the ruler of mitzryim heard the argument from the ruler of the sea that the Jews also worshipped a’z, was passed on to the mitzryim, and they felt a sense of victory believing that the Jews are not better than they are, which encouraged them to go into the sea.January 12, 2022 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #2050738mendyonlineParticipant
The Unkoles offers a beautiful Pshat.
In truth, why did Hashem say מה תצעק אלי, why would Hashem not want the Tefillos of the Yidden?
He learns Pshat that Hashem was telling Moshe, the Tefillos that you asked for, came before me and I accepted them.
מה תצעק – That what you asked for, אלי – came before me (and was accepted). Now, דבר אל בני ישראל ויסעו talk to the Yidden to move!January 12, 2022 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #2050769
mendyonline, asked from the Jews as the Ibn Ezra and not that Moshe Rabbenu prayed was accepted as Rashi and Ramban.January 13, 2022 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #2051044
This is my Bar Mitzva parasha with the longest haftorah in the Torah.January 13, 2022 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #2051063
Part of tefila is laining. The GRA explains why Moshe Rabbenu was told to write zechiras amaleik, the remembrance of ameleik in the sefer and make Yehushua hear the proper pronunciation. The sefer Torah has no nekudos, vowels so the word zecher can be read as Yaov thought zochor, only killing out the males of amaleik.January 14, 2022 11:07 am at 11:07 am #2051253
In the introduction to part of tefila, Oz Yashir, it says originally חומה, wall with a vov and then חמה without a vov, anger. The GRA explains that originally it also says בתוך הים ביבשה referring to Nachshon ben Aminodov who jumped into the water before it dried out, so it says with a vov, wall, whereas later it says ביבשה בתוך הים, for the rest of the Jews where they went into the dry water in the sea, saying it without a vov meaning anger.January 14, 2022 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm #2051272
It says כי יד על כס י-ה the aleph is missing and the shem Hashem is not complete but will become complete leasid lavo ימלא ה’ יהי’ כל משאלתך, Hashem’s name should be completed should be all of our wishes. The Rabbenu Bachaya says that the word אוה from אוה למושב לו indicates this. The Kol Aryeh gives an implication הוא לבדו יעשה לכם. We should work on ‘הוא’ which is the same as ‘אוה’ should not be left on its own but be part of Hashem.January 14, 2022 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #2051290
When it comes to a refuah, we should daven to be cured by Hashem by Whom it is said rofecha with a feh whereas by a doctor it says verapo yerapei with a pei. The Rabbenu Bachaya explains that by Hashem, His cure is light whereas a doctor’s is harsh. By a doctor their is double expression as by them there could be a side effect which by Hashem does not exist. Also, we mind need a second opinion but not by Hashem.
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