Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blessing Within The Tochacha

(Picture by Alon HenZion)

בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת, תּוֹלִיד; וְלֹא-יִהְיוּ לָךְ, כִּי יֵלְכוּ בַּשֶּׁבִי

You will bear sons and daughters, but they will not be yours, for they will go into captivity. (Devarim 28:41)

Degel Machaneh Ephraim, Parshas Ki Savo:

This is also a great blessing. Mitzvos and good deeds are also referred to as בָּנִים (children). When the verse says "they will not be yours", this means that you will do these mitzvos without the ulterior motive of receiving a reward. Rather, your sole intention will be to return the captive fallen sparks back to their source.


At September 17, 2008 at 8:05:00 AM EDT, Blogger Leora said...

Love the photo.

Thank you for the perush on the parsha.

At September 17, 2008 at 10:54:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Klausenberger Rebbe zt"l also had an inyan to darshen the klolois from the tochochoh as brochois.

For example, "es b'sar b'neichem uvnoisteichem toicheilu" he explained to mean that your grown children will be so careful with kashrus that you'll be comfortable eating meat in their house.


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