Dreaming of Moshiach

Friday, July 20, 2007

Gratitude to Devorah HaNevia, a'h

...עשה להם כמדיין, כסיסרא, כיבין, בנחל קישון.
Perek 83 Tehillim; Dovid HaMelech, zs'l, asks HKB'H to perform at the End of Days the same miracles He did during the wars against the Midyanim; Sisra, and King Yavin at Nachal Kishon.

The Zohar HaKadosh, zs'l, says "HKB'H says, be ready to avenge the retribution of My children. I will plunder onto them 2 vengeances, one with water as it says (in Shirat Devorah), "The river of Kishon swept them away נחל קישון גרפם" and the other revenge is with fire, as it says הכוכבים ממסילותם They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisra".

HaShem will perform all these miracles for Am Israel in the zchut of Devorah HaNevia. This is the reason she said in her song URI 4 times;
עוּרִי עוּרִי דְּבֹורָה עוּרִי עוּרִי דַּבְּרִי־שִׁיר
The first two URI are to thank HaShem for the great miracles of winning Sisra and the last two URI are for the miracle that HaShem will bestow on her. The Chida HaKadosh, zs'l, says that in the last two URI (wake up), she asked HaShem not to bestow the promised upcoming miracles to her but rather, to transfer her promised miracles to the last generation at the End of Days.

In Tehillim 118 and Hallel, it says 3 times סבוני encirled:
י כל-גויים סבבוני; בשם יהוה, כי אמילם
.יא סבוני גם-סבבוני; בשם יהוה, כי אמילם
.יב סבוני כדבורים; דועכו, כאש קוצים;

10. All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord that I shall cut them off.
11. They encircled me, they surrounded me; in the name of the Lord that I shall cut them off.
12. They encircled me like bees; they were extinguished like a thorn fire; in the name of the Lord that I shall cut them off.

Why does it say it 3 times? It's hinting to the 3 parts of the Gog uMagog war. The first was WWI, the second was WWII, and the third part will reach Yerushalayim, and will make the other 2 wars look like a game.

Brisker Rav Soloveitchik says that the 3rd "סבוני encirled" is different because it adds on "They encircled me like bees". Just like bees die when they sting, so too our enemies will die when trying to attack us! And it will be in the Zchut of Devorah HaNevia (Devorah means bee) that HaShem will perform miracles and send us Moshiach Tzidkenu.

The same concept of miracles happened also in the war against Midyan, Parshat Matot. HKB'H tells Moshe Rabenu, zs'l, to wipe out the Midyanim. Why did Moshe Rabenu choose Pinchas, z'sl, to go to war? Because HaShem performed a miracle for Pinchas when he rushed into Zimri's tent and pierced a spear through Zimri and Kazbi. The Ben Ish Chai, zs'l, says that Moshe Rabenu knew that HaShem will perform another miracle for Pinchas and therefore, chose him to fight the Midyanim.

Our prophets and meforshim say that the war of Gog uMagog will be a situation where the Jews will seemingly have no chance, and then Hashem performs great wonders for them, as it says, "Hashem will fight for you and you will be silent", Shemot 14:14.

It says that anyone who wishes to know the miracles that HaShem will perform at the End of Days, "כיום הלחמו ביום קרב" (זכריה י"ד, ג, should study Sisra's downfall.




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