Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Devarim OR Devorim (Bees)

I was just perusing the Internet and while on one of my favorite sites (Revach.net) I found something that was very interesting and true.

The beginning of this weeks Parsha begins with the word Devarim. Rebbi Yehuda HaChassid however reads it differently. He suggests that perhaps the word is really Devorim (Bees). Moshe begins this parsha by bringing multiple admonishments against Bnei Yisroel. What R' Yehuda HaChassid is saying however is that his mussar was like dvash.

(I found it to be most interesting because the gematria of Mussar and Dvash are equal to each other at 306).
ASIDE: Rashi says that Moshe's mussar was in a sense his last will and testament to the Jewish people. When he was admonishing them he purposely neglected to mention the actual sins that they partook in and instead hinted to them by just mentioning the location where they took place.

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