Sunday, June 22, 2008

Yosis Alayich

יָשִׂישׂ עָלַיִךְ אֱלֺקָיִךְ, כְּמְשׂוֹשׂ חָתָן עַל-כַּלָה

"Your G-d will rejoice over you, like a groom rejoices over his bride." (Yeshayahu 62:5 words are changed around a little bit)

This Passuk (which is also mentioned in Lecha Dodi) is speaking of Hashem's relationship with Yerushalayim when once again His Shechina will rest within her In the coming of the Beis Hamikdash. The Malbim addresses an interesting question. If one looks at the relationship between Hashem and Yerushalayim/the Jewish people over the past 1939 years since the destructing of the 2nd Beis Hamikdash, it seems more like it will be a REmarriage when Hashem brings Mashiach to us with the 3rd Beis Hamikdash. It seems more like we are divorcees to Hakadosh Baurch Hu at this point-But from the Passuk it doesn't sound like that! Whats pshat? So The Malbim would like to say that from this Passuk we see that the future marriage between us and Hashem wont be like a normal remarriage, which isn't as filled with extreme joy as a regular marriage. Rather, the remarriage between us and Avinu Shebashamayim will be as happy and exciting as a newly married couple. We should celebrate this chasuna very soon BB"A.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My Yeshiva sings this and dances around the Beis Midrash whenever someone gets engaged.

I got your message btw. I'll try to call back tomorrow.