Thursday, July 1, 2010

Redemption through tears


"'And he [Yosef] gave voice, in tears [when he was reunited with brothers]' - Just as Yosef appeased his brothers only with tears, so Gd will redeem the Jews only with tears, as it is written [Yirmiyah 31:8], 'In tears they will come, and in beseeching I will bring them.'"

(Midrash, Bereishit Rabbah 93:13)

Note Radak to Yirmiyah 31:8 - "There are tears of joy, for example, 'And Yaakov kissed Rachel, and raised his voice and cried.'... So, too, this is a case of crying fromgreat joy. When they come to their land they will cry, for it will have been many years since they were exiled therefrom."

Have a great day,

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