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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Prophet Devorah Powerful Song

Prophet Devorah, a'h, was the only woman who was a judge, prophet and army general. The valley in which she and her tribe lived was controlled by King Yavin of Hazor. Devorah asked Barak to take ten thousand soldiers and fight against Sisera on Mount Tabor. `Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zevulun and lead the way to Mount Tabor. I will lure Sisera, the commander of Yavin's army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.'" Barak answered Deborah: "If you will go with me, I will go; if not I will not go." "Very well, I will go with you," Deborah agreed, but adds "However, there will be no glory for you in the course you are taking, for then HaShem will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman".

Deborah warned Barak that she would be remembered as the real leader. This prophecy was accurate as Sisera met his end at the hands of a woman named Yael (non-Jew) and Devorah was considered to be the real leader of the people.

Under her guidance, Barak conquered Sisera and delivered Israel from the oppression of the Canaanite King Yavin.

Devorah used to sit under a palm tree and the people used to come to her for judgment. It is improper for a woman to be alone in a house with a man. So she went outside and sat down in a public place under a palm tree where she instructed the people in Torah.

In the song, Devorah is called “a mother in Israel”. We also hear incidental reference to her husband, Lapidot, but no children are named. There were twelve consecutive tribal leaders called “Judges”. The eleven men led armies during times of strife. None of them was a prophet. Debora held all three positions – judge, prophet and general – and these not only for her tribe but also as a judge for all of Israel. (Judges 4,5).

In the rules for legal decisions it says (Lev. 19,15): "Do not be unfair in trials! Do not favour the small nor elevate the mighty! Judge your neighbour in fairness!” Gemara says that Devorah worked for free.

“Come and see. In the world there were two women who spoke in praise of God in a way no man on earth could! Who were they? Devorah and Chanah (mother of Prophet Shmuel).

In total, there were seven great women who were prophetesses: Sara Imenu, Avigail, Prophet Miriam, Huldah, Prophet Devora, Chanah, and Esther HaMalka, a'h.

Emails received today about the song of Prophet Devorah Hanevia, a'h:

NB: After saying the song, I don't know how to explain it; I felt a surge of spirituality go thru me. It was an amazing and powerful feeling that I never felt before.

BT: While saying the song, I felt an urge to begin doing teshuva properly.

DS: Can you please explain who was Devorah in our history? I don't know to read Hebrew and said the English version and while saying it, I felt emotional with great delight.

LD: While this may sound ludicrous, when I completed saying the song, I felt my spiritual self was the strongest it ever was. It was like a power of elevation to phenominal spiritual heights.

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והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו