Jeremiah 40:1
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1  The word that came to Yirmiyahu from Hashem, after Nebuzaradan, the chief of the guards, set him free at Rama, to which he had taken him, chained in fetters, among those from Yerushalayim and Yehuda who were being exiled to Babylon.

ha-da-VAR a-SHER ha-YAH el yir-m’-YA-hu may-AYT a-do-NAI a-KHAR sha-LAKH o-TO n’-vu-zar-a-DAN rav ta-ba-KHEEM min ha-ra-MAH b’-kakh-TO o-TO v’-hu a-SUR ba-zi-KEEM b’-TOKH kol ga-LUT y’-ru-sha-LA-im vee-hu-DAH ha-mug-LEEM ba-VE-lah

א  הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר־הָיָה אֶל־יִרְמְיָהוּ מֵאֵת יְהֹוָה אַחַר שַׁלַּח אֹתוֹ נְבוּזַרְאֲדָן רַב־טַבָּחִים מִן־הָרָמָה בְּקַחְתּוֹ אֹתוֹ וְהוּא־אָסוּר בָּאזִקִּים בְּתוֹךְ כָּל־גָּלוּת יְרוּשָׁלַ ִם וִיהוּדָה הַמֻּגְלִים בָּבֶלָה׃

 40:1   Set him free at Rama

Although King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon orders his soldiers to treat Yirmiyahu with respect and consideration, only when the convoy reaches Rama, about nine kilometers north of Yerushalayim, does the Babylonian captain release him from his chains. According to Rashi, Yirmiyahu voluntarily fettered himself to the chains leading the exiles away from Israel in order to demonstrate his complete identification with his people and their suffering. Such is the characteristic of a true leader. Though mistreated and abused by them, Yirmiyahu still identifies with, and cares for, his people.

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  • One item I forgot to mention; Passover had a more meaningful perspective, because of our love for what Moses, who was a "Prince", accepted. Not always easy, always there, for those he guided.


  • Jeremiah 40:1;
    If you cannot identify with those you accept responsibility for, you have a block in that they do not understand, and often, do not trust you. If this is the case, what you could have accomplish is not in your reach.
    I see a lot of positive things between my father, who was a business agent for the Teamsters, and President Trump, who was in building and realty much of is life; each one took it on himself to be with, at least spiritually with his people.
    I do not agree with Trump on everything, I do see that he is working hard to meet the needs of the people he took responsibility for .
    Ha-Shem's Blessing on him.

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