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Megillah 14a: The Cause of Anti-Semitism

The Parable of the the Mound and the Ditch

1 hr 2 min

Deportation wagon at Auschwitz Birkenau at Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp, Poland

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This class was presented on Friday Parshas Tetzaveh, 10 Adar, 5780, March 6, 2020, at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY 

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    Various and sundry

    1. One has a ditch and one has a mound. Each needs what the other has. Neither asks first. Sounds vaguely like the feminine masculine dichotomy. 

    2. Why did Achachveirosh hate the yidden? They came to his party. Haman made strong arguments byt absent that Achachveirosh had no reason to  hate us  Presumanly we lived there peacefully and  contributed to  society. 

    3. What was Haman's hatred to all those yidden who did bow down to  him. He should have  hated Mordechai alone.  Baseless hatred? 

    4.48 plus 7 prophets  weren't listened to  but when Achachveirosh threatened force, the yidden did teshuva. Sounds like warnings, words, etc have no result but the threat of force by one capable of  carrying it out works..Pity. This is why cops give tickets for  cell phone use while driving, etc etc.

    5. We say Hallel for revealed miracles only? Though its half Hallel only, what about Rosh chodesh? 

    6. The army chaplains clapped when Rabbi YY quickly had a comeback that the Baptists got it from us. (Took guts. These guys have guns!) Did they clap at  the  end of the speech proper before Carver spoke? 

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