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PERASHA DEVARIM

08/05/2022 01:45:16 PM

Aug5

‘’Unlimited Blessings’’

 "May G-d, the G-d of your fathers add to you a thousand times as many as you now are and bless you…"(1, 11)

 They (the Children of Israel) said to Moshe, why are you giving an allotment to our blessings? He told them – those are mine but He will bless you as He spoke to you. (Rashi)

 The complaint of the Children of Israel and Moshe's answer to them is explained by Rabbi Netanel Freid, Rabbi of Oivarash through a parable: A king once announced surprisingly that in honor of his birthday he is willing to fulfill any request submitted to him. Upon hearing the king's announcement those close to the king and who would come to the palace all came quickly one after the other and gave their requests. The king did not disappoint them and they received whatever they asked for.

 Towards the end of the day a very close friend of the king entered the room. The king was happy to see him and immediately asked to hear his request. The man asked the king – I ask that from today on any request or desire that I ask from the king at any time and hour will be accepted willingly by him.

 This is what Moshe did. Since the time before his passing was an auspicious time, he wanted to bless each Jew with a private blessing –"May G-d, the G-d of your fathers add to you a thousand times as many as you now are" but they told him – How can you give an allotment to our blessings for the individual limited blessings? We have many needs and there are always more, new needs! Therefore Moshe added and blessed them – He (G-d) will bless you as He spoke to you - for everything you need at any time without any limit or scope.

  SHABBAT SHALOM!!

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