Ruth 1:5
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5  Then those two—Machlon and Kilyon—also died; so the woman was left without her two sons and without her husband.

va-ya-MU-tu gam sh’-nay-HEM makh-LON v’-khil-YON va-ti-sha-AYR ha-i-SHAH mi-sh’-NAY y’-la-DE-ha u-may-ee-SHAH

ה  וַיָּמוּתוּ גַם־שְׁנֵיהֶם מַחְלוֹן וְכִלְיוֹן וַתִּשָּׁאֵר הָאִשָּׁה מִשְּׁנֵי יְלָדֶיהָ וּמֵאִישָׁהּ׃

 1:5   So the woman was left without her two sons and without her husband

Rashi (1040-1105)

The Sages teach that Machlon, Kilyon and their father Elimelech were all leaders of their generation, yet the text is silent regarding the reason for their untimely deaths. According to Rashi, their punishment was the result of the grave sin of abandoning the Land of Israel during a famine. Their actions greatly demoralized the struggling nation. This first lesson of Megillat Rut contains a valuable message for us today. We must not to turn our backs on the Promised Land, especially in her time of need.

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  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee. We will give You no rest
    Till You establish Jerusalem a joy and a praise in the earth.

  • Never, ever curse G-d's Land and His people. Curse Israel, curse on you. Bless Israel, blessings on you.
    G-d is the boss. Even when things look bad, He is working them for good.


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