Monday, June 11, 2012

Kol Ha'Omer Davar BeSheim omro Meivi Ge'ulah La'Olam

The Ramban says that the theme of the book is galut and geulah, starting with one and ending with the other, although it may not look that way at first glance.  The Ramban takes on the fact that Shmot does not seem to end with redemption because at the close of the book the Jews have not made it to the promised land of Israel.

If you say something in someone else's name you bring redemption to the word. Why? What's the connection? Rav Wolbe says that you bring redemption to the world because redemption is the returning of something to it's source. His foundation for this definition of redemption is a the Ramban's introduction to Sefer Shmot.

The Ramban explains that even thought the Jewish People are still in the desert they have achieved redemption because they have returned to the high holy state of the forefathers.  Redemption, says the ramban, is a return to the source. Rav Wolbe applies this to what we do when we connect a statement with the one who said it.  this returning the the source a redemption.


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