Psalms 19:6
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6  who is like a groom coming forth from the chamber, like a hero, eager to run his course.

v’-HU k’-kha-TAN yo-TZAY may-khu-pa-TO ya-SEES k’-gi-BOR la-RUTZ O-rakh

ו  וְהוּא כְּחָתָן יֹצֵא מֵחֻפָּתוֹ יָשִׂישׂ כְּגִבּוֹר לָרוּץ אֹרַח׃

 19:6   Who is like a groom coming forth from the chamber

Arbel Valley

The psalm begins with a description of nature praising Hashem. The king of nature, the sun, is portrayed as a glorious symbol of God’s magnificence on this earth, described as “a groom coming forth from the chamber.” The rising of the sun is also seen as a metaphor for the redemption of the Jewish people. The Jerusalem Talmud (Berachot 1:1) relates a story of two righteous rabbinic scholars, Rabbi Hiyya and Rabbi Shimon, walking in the Arbel Valley in the Lower Galilee, in the early hours of the morning. As the first rays of dawn appeared, Rabbi Hiyya remarked to Rabbi Shimon that this is how the redemption of Israel will take place. At first it comes very slowly, but as it progresses, its light increases. This lesson is important to keep in mind when we look critically at current events or the imperfect political reality confronting Israel, both domestically and internationally. The redemption of Israel is coming. It develops slowly, but surely.

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  • Carl Coglianese

    God is as the Sun and is the brightest of white and purest of gold purified by the brightest of stars. Refined to Perfection. Yet Always this way from the Beginning and will be since there is no end to God. Now know this, the Jewish people through the time and history have gone through times of refinement and correction. Purification and Chastisement. If God our Father did not care for his children, The Jewish People, The Jewish nation he would not teach them through Chastisement, through the Law. The Talmud relates a story of two righteous rabbinic scholars, Rabbi Hiyya and Rabbi Shimon,
    The key words here are Righteous. He would not send the Prophets to them before great troubles to try to bring them back to him unless Father Loved them so much , because he did not want them to stray to the point of being hopelessly lost from him and the truth of his Holy Word.
    Like the rays of the sun rising over the horizon slowly welcoming the new day, God slowly brings his people into the truth and the light of true knowledge of God's ways. The truth of the ways of God. The brilliance of the Law and how simple it really is in its design to give man the perfect life of sin free existence. To bridge the gap that there is between God and man and to return the relationship we had with God in the Garden of Eden so very long ago. Carl

Psalms 19:6

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