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 4:1   With none to comfort them When the verse mentions “all the oppression that goes on,” it refers to...

Ecclesiastes 4:1

 4:1   With none to comfort them When the verse mentions “all the oppression that goes on,” it refers to...

 4:1   With none to comfort them When the verse mentions “all the oppression that goes on,” it refers to the suffering of the Jewish people in exile. Kohelet observes, however, that not only do the people suffer in exile,...

 4:15   For the nations had resolved: “They shall stay here no longer.” The insulting jeers described in this verse...

Lamentations 4:15

 4:15   For the nations had resolved: “They shall stay here no longer.” The insulting jeers described in this verse...

 4:15   For the nations had resolved: “They shall stay here no longer.” The insulting jeers described in this verse were repeated not too long ago. Following the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, Jews were not only denied entry...

 3:58   You have redeemed my life Indeed, God is the ultimate redeemer. Time and again, Hashem lifts the Jewish...

Lamentations 3:58

 3:58   You have redeemed my life Indeed, God is the ultimate redeemer. Time and again, Hashem lifts the Jewish...

 3:58   You have redeemed my life Indeed, God is the ultimate redeemer. Time and again, Hashem lifts the Jewish people up from the brink of destruction and depths of despair and helps them to stand upright once again. A...

 3:46   All our enemies loudly rail against us Many times, the enemies of the Jewish people eagerly awaited the...

Lamentations 3:46

 3:46   All our enemies loudly rail against us Many times, the enemies of the Jewish people eagerly awaited the...

 3:46   All our enemies loudly rail against us Many times, the enemies of the Jewish people eagerly awaited the day when the Jews would finally meet their demise. But these plans and expectations have always been divinely foiled. This...

3:31   For the Lord does not reject forever Throughout the many episodes of persecution, Jews have remembered the critical...

Lamentations 3:31

3:31   For the Lord does not reject forever Throughout the many episodes of persecution, Jews have remembered the critical...

3:31   For the Lord does not reject forever Throughout the many episodes of persecution, Jews have remembered the critical message of this verse: The suffering of the Jewish people will not be eternal. Already in the days of Moshe,...

 4:22   And Yishai begot David Megillat Rut ends by emphasizing Rut’s great reward for her selfless dedication to her mother-in-law and her...

Ruth 4:22

 4:22   And Yishai begot David Megillat Rut ends by emphasizing Rut’s great reward for her selfless dedication to her mother-in-law and her...

 4:22   And Yishai begot David Megillat Rut ends by emphasizing Rut’s great reward for her selfless dedication to her mother-in-law and her late husband. She gives birth to a child who becomes the grandfather of King David, making Rut the ancestress of...

1:16   Your people shall be my people, and your God my God After Naomi begs her daughters-in-law not to...

Ruth 1:16

1:16   Your people shall be my people, and your God my God After Naomi begs her daughters-in-law not to...

1:16   Your people shall be my people, and your God my God After Naomi begs her daughters-in-law not to follow her back to Eretz Yisrael and gives them compelling reasons to leave her, Orpah does what most people would...

 1:5   So the woman was left without her two sons and without her husband The Sages teach that Machlon,...

Ruth 1:5

 1:5   So the woman was left without her two sons and without her husband The Sages teach that Machlon,...

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

 4:13   An orchard of pomegranates The pomegranate is one of the seven special agricultural species of the Land of...

Song of Songs 4:13

 4:13   An orchard of pomegranates The pomegranate is one of the seven special agricultural species of the Land of...

 4:13   An orchard of pomegranates The pomegranate is one of the seven special agricultural species of the Land of Israel (Deuteronomy 8:8). It has always been a symbol of beauty. Its unique shape is a favorite design element, appearing...

 2:13   The vines in blossom give off fragrance Grapes, like each of the other seven special agricultural species for...

Song of Songs 2:13

 2:13   The vines in blossom give off fragrance Grapes, like each of the other seven special agricultural species for...

 2:13   The vines in blossom give off fragrance Grapes, like each of the other seven special agricultural species for which the Land of Israel is praised (Deuteronomy 8:8), are a symbol of the People of Israel. The Sages teach...

Ecclesiastes 4:1

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