September 13, 2022 10:56 am at 10:56 am #2123920
The Zahor Hakadosh says that the reason is that the mother (Hashem) should look for her children. It says that it will be happening that a nest of birds will be found by you, but the problem is that it is written with an aleph when it should have been written with a heh. Similarly Yaakov Avinu tells his children that I will tell you what will happen and the end of days, again written with an aleph. Maybe, it says in the Midrash that Meshiach can be brought for three reasons where all three are related to reading or speech. Learning of mishnayos, belief and the act of bowing down showing appreciation for the good, That is Mishnayos, Krias Shma and Davening. What about if he does not want the birds or the eggs? There are three reason, protecting the species showing mercy and the above. According to the two reasons no because you are protecting the species, if you don’t take the birds or eggs and you show more mercy by leaving them with the mother.September 13, 2022 11:52 am at 11:52 am #2124016DaMosheParticipant
Nice vort, but the Midrash doesn’t say that Mashiach is brought through this mitzvah. The Torah says shiluach haken gives long life. I read last week that a Midrash says that a woman without children should do shiluach haken, and in the merit of showing mercy to a mother, Hashem will grant her children.
Tanchuma also says that since it’s followed by pesukim about getting married and building a house, it’s also a segulah for those.
One other thing I read is that it’s not supposed to be planned. It’s supposed to be a happenstance – you find a nest. It shouldn’t be a nest that you know is there, where you go specifically to do the mitzvah. It needs to be unplanned.September 13, 2022 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm #2124043
It is unplanned as the coming of Meshiach will come behesach hadaas, unplanned.September 13, 2022 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #2124048
Why will Meshiach come unplanned? Maybe, the Maharal explains the statement that if one repeats something from someone’s name will bring the redemption on the world. Why? Hashem wants us to recognize His deed to give credit where credit is due. When this individual does that, Hashem can be the geulah. When Meshiach will come unplanned, spontaneously, the miracle of his coming will be more recognized and appreciated than when one is planning for it.September 13, 2022 1:18 pm at 1:18 pm #2124049DaMosheParticipant
But where does it say Mashiach will be brought through this mitzvah?September 13, 2022 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #2124110
I just indicated the similarities (being unplanned, written with an aleph instead of a heh and the mother looking for her children) of this mitzva and Meshiach. Caring for the species not dying out or showing mercy for the child birds, would indicate to have children or building a house to have children. However, looking for children indicates that we create a symbolism showing our aspiration for the mother (Hashem) to look for his children as the holy Zohar gives us hope that it will be fulfilled, midah kaneged midah, being inclusive in long life. Honoring parents where it promises long life also, might be as the Rav Abarbanel explains that when your children will see that you honor your parents, they will honor you accordingly providing you a good long life. This can be demonstrated with a story. There was a grandfather, father and son. The father would feed the grandfather in a wooden plate. When the grandfather passed on, the father wanted to get rid of the plate, so the son said, father don’t throw it out as we need it for you.September 13, 2022 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #2124134akupermaParticipant
We need to think about the economic impact of Mashiach. There are probably millions of politicians, journalist, bloggers, and people who spend their life in chat rooms. What will they do? Massive dislocation?September 13, 2022 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #2124209DWKL1Participant
if this was true moshiach wouldve been here long ago i think a bigger segula to bring moschiach would be to do a chesed for another jewSeptember 13, 2022 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #2124294Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
> We need to think about the economic impact of Mashiach
Have bigger emunah than naarim ketanim who were upset that Elisha cured waters in Yericho and their jobs went away. There will be politicians who will argue that they are the true moschiach party and the blogs with insider information.September 13, 2022 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #2124304
According to the Beis Elokim we need most should daven for Meshiach. Similarly maybe one doing the mitzva might not bring it.September 13, 2022 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #2124311
If one shames you, don’t shame them back but tell nicely that you don’t realize what you did.September 14, 2022 8:30 am at 8:30 am #2124448Ray KaufmanParticipant
how is chasing away the mother for no tachlis showing mercy?September 14, 2022 9:07 am at 9:07 am #2124466
If you want the children, the mother should not see how the children are taken away from her. We are not allowed to pray, Hashem have mercy on me as you have mercy even on a bird. The Chinuch explains in order not to compare our mercy with Hashem’s whose mercy comes from understanding and not from emotion.September 14, 2022 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #2124689Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Ray > how is chasing away the mother for no tachlis showing mercy?
How is this mitzva is so special, as it is one of the 74 mitzvos in Ki Tetse. More effort is required to catch a girl in the war, raise a glutton kid, lo aleinu, hang stoned criminals, build a fence on the roof, get married and then tell lashon haro about her, then divorce her, and then not divorce her depending on circumstances, buy a portable toilet before a trip, get interest from non-Jews, do halitza and remember Amalek.September 15, 2022 7:45 am at 7:45 am #2124758
So Sheliach Hakein reminds us to also do the other things dependent on speech that will bring Meshiach, believe in Hashem and trust Him, daven for his coming and learn Mishnayus.
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