Isaiah 62:7
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7  And give no rest to Him, Until He establish Yerushalayim And make her renowned on earth.

v’-al ti-t’-NU da-MEE LO ad y’-kho-NAYN v’-ad ya-SEEM et y’-ru-sha-LA-im t’-hi-LAH ba-A-retz

ז  וְאַל־תִּתְּנוּ דֳמִי לוֹ עַד־יְכוֹנֵן וְעַד־יָשִׂים אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלַ ִם תְּהִלָּה בָּאָרֶץ׃

 62:7   And give no rest to Him

The Hebrew word for rest in this verse is damee (דמי), which also means ‘silence.’ Interestingly, the same Hebrew word, dam (דם), means ‘blood.’ Commentators explain the connection in light of Ezekiel 16:6, “Live in spite of your blood.” The hidden meaning behind the verse is, ‘by your silence you shall live.’ In relationships, the truism “silence is golden” can protect against an insensitive remark. So too when it comes to our relationship with Hashem. Oftentimes we cannot comprehend His ways, and we become frustrated and even angry with the suffering we see in this world. Nevertheless, we must try to emulate Aharon’s example after losing two of his sons: Vayidom Aharon (וידם אהרון), ‘Aharon was silent’ (Leviticus 10:3).

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Isaiah 62:7

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