Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"This" Little Midrash Went To Market

Even when God brings tragedy to earth — whether as a well-deserved punishment or an unexplained piece in the great puzzle — God is there to comfort us, as is written,

עמו אנכי בצרה
I am with him in his distress,

and as is written at the birth of Noahh:

זה ינחמנו ממעשנו
ומעצבון ידינו
מן האדמה אשר אררה יייי

This will comfort us from our labor,
and from the pain of our hands' efforts —
from the ground which God cursed.

ואין „זה“ אלא ה'!

And "This" is none other than God, as we know from the Song at the Sea, when the Israelites pointed with their fingers, identifying their Rescuer, and sang,

זה א-לי ואנוהו
This is my God, whom I will glorify...


Blogger chillul Who? said...

nice midrash!

11/27/2007 1:27 PM  

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