Forethoughts and Afterthoughts.
Commentary on the weekly Torah reading.
In memory of Father, Yosef Ben Zelig.
March 25th 1911 - May 2nd 2008
In memory of Mother, Nechama Bas Tzvi Hirsh.
June 9th 1925 - April 16th 2003
In memory of Uncle, Moshe Binyamin Ben Tzvi Hirsh.
December 12 1929 - February 2nd 2010
In Loving Memory of Moreinu Horav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, Rosh HaYeshiva Ner Yisroel
Chukas (Numbers 19-22)
Ki Savo (Deuteronomy 26-29)
28:68 And G-d will bring you back to Egypt in boats, on the path that I told you that you will no longer see, and there you will sell yourselves to your enemies for slaves and maids, and there will be no buyer.
How is it possible to be sold if there is no buyer?
Perhaps the final words of the dreaded curses have a ray of hope for us all, according to the Chamudei Tzvi commentary.
A person can sell everything he has to a buyer. And in the days of slavery this includes his freedom.
But the most a buyer can own are obligations that the slave has to him and the slave's rights.
However, when a Jew is unfortunately sold into slavery, it only affects his body and what he does. His soul, his hopes, his connection with G-D, and his eternity are not included in the transaction and will therefore never have a buyer.
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