Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kabbalah of Time: Baruch and Not Being Happy About Judging



Week 39: the prophets for Tammuz are all connected to Jeremiah as well as the destruction of the Temple associated with this month.

If we look at others favorably and withhold judgment, G-d does the same for us. The opposite is also true. The classic example of this is the interaction between King David and Nathan the Prophet (Samuel II, Chapter 12):

1. And the Lord sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and said to him: "There were two men in one city, one rich, and one poor.
 א. וַיִּשְׁלַח יְהֹוָה אֶת נָתָן אֶל דָּוִד וַיָּבֹא אֵלָיו וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ שְׁנֵי אֲנָשִׁים הָיוּ בְּעִיר אֶחָת אֶחָד עָשִׁיר וְאֶחָד רָאשׁ:
2. The rich man had very many flocks and herds.
 ב. לְעָשִׁיר הָיָה צֹאן וּבָקָר הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד:
3. But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb which he had bought and reared; and it grew up together with him and his sons; of his bread it would eat, and from his cup it would drink, and in his bosom it would lie, and it was to him like a daughter.
 ג. וְלָרָשׁ אֵין כֹּל כִּי אִם כִּבְשָֹה אַחַת קְטַנָּה אֲשֶׁר קָנָה וַיְחַיֶּהָ וַתִּגְדַּל עִמּוֹ וְעִם בָּנָיו יַחְדָּו מִפִּתּוֹ תֹאכַל וּמִכֹּסוֹ תִשְׁתֶּה וּבְחֵיקוֹ תִשְׁכָּב וַתְּהִי לוֹ כְּבַת:
4. And there came a wayfarer to the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd to prepare for the guest that had come to him, and he took the poor man's lamb, and prepared it for the man that had come to him." ד. וַיָּבֹא הֵלֶךְ לְאִישׁ הֶעָשִׁיר וַיַּחְמֹל לָקַחַת מִצֹּאנוֹ וּמִבְּקָרוֹ לַעֲשֹוֹת לָאֹרֵחַ הַבָּא לוֹ וַיִּקַּח אֶת כִּבְשַׂת הָאִישׁ הָרָאשׁ וַיַּעֲשֶֹהָ לָאִישׁ הַבָּא אֵלָיו:
 
5. And David became very angry at the man; and he said to Nathan: "As the Lord lives, the man who has done this is liable to death. ה. וַיִּחַר אַף דָּוִד בָּאִישׁ מְאֹד וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל נָתָן חַי יְהֹוָה כִּי בֶן מָוֶת הָאִישׁ הָעֹשֶֹה זֹאת:
 
6. And the ewe lamb he shall repay fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity." ו. וְאֶת הַכִּבְשָֹה יְשַׁלֵּם אַרְבַּעְתָּיִם עֵקֶב אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה אֶת הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה וְעַל אֲשֶׁר לֹא חָמָל:
 
7. And Nathan said to David, "You are the man. So says the Lord the God of Israel: 'I anointed you as king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. ז. וַיֹּאמֶר נָתָן אֶל דָּוִד אַתָּה הָאִישׁ כֹּה אָמַר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אָנֹכִי מְשַׁחְתִּיךָ לְמֶלֶךְ עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָנֹכִי הִצַּלְתִּיךָ מִיַּד שָׁאוּל:
8. And I gave you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that were too little, then would I add unto you like them and like them. ח. וָאֶתְּנָה לְךָ אֶת בֵּית אֲדֹנֶיךָ וְאֶת נְשֵׁי אֲדֹנֶיךָ בְּחֵיקֶךָ וָאֶתְּנָה לְךָ אֶת בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל וִיהוּדָה וְאִם מְעָט וְאֹסִפָה לְּךָ כָּהֵנָּה וְכָהֵנָּה:
 
 
9. Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in His eyes? You have smitten Uriah the Hittite with the sword and you have taken his wife for yourself as a wife, and you have slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
 ט. מַדּוּעַ בָּזִיתָ | אֶת דְּבַר יְהֹוָה לַעֲשֹוֹת הָרַע בְּעֵינַי אֵת אוּרִיָּה הַחִתִּי הִכִּיתָ בַּחֶרֶב וְאֶת אִשְׁתּוֹ לָקַחְתָּ לְּךָ לְאִשָּׁה וְאֹתוֹ הָרַגְתָּ בְּחֶרֶב בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן:
10. And now, the sword shall never depart from your household for ever because you have despised Me and you have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.
 י. וְעַתָּה לֹא תָסוּר חֶרֶב מִבֵּיתְךָ עַד עוֹלָם עֵקֶב כִּי בְזִתָנִי וַתִּקַּח אֶת אֵשֶׁת אוּרִיָּה הַחִתִּי לִהְיוֹת לְךָ לְאִשָּׁה:
11. So says the Lord: "Behold I will raise up against you evil out of your own house, and I will take your wives before your eyes and I will give them to your friend, and he will lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.
 יא. כֹּה | אָמַר יְהֹוָה הִנְנִי מֵקִים עָלֶיךָ רָעָה מִבֵּיתֶךָ וְלָקַחְתִּי אֶת נָשֶׁיךָ לְעֵינֶיךָ וְנָתַתִּי לְרֵעֶיךָ וְשָׁכַב עִם נָשֶׁיךָ לְעֵינֵי הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ הַזֹּאת:
12. For you have acted in secrecy, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun."


13. And David said to Nathan: "I have sinned against the Lord." And Nathan said to David, "Also the Lord has removed your sin; you shall not die.
 יב. כִּי אַתָּה עָשִֹיתָ בַסָּתֶר וַאֲנִי אֶעֱשֶׂה אֶת הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה נֶגֶד כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל וְנֶגֶד הַשָּׁמֶשׁ:

יג. וַיֹּאמֶר דָּוִד אֶל נָתָן חָטָאתִי לַיהֹוָה וַיֹּאמֶר נָתָן אֶל דָּוִד גַּם יְהֹוָה הֶעֱבִיר חַטָּאתְךָ לֹא תָמוּת:


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