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Weekly Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 38

July 29, 2023; 11 Av, 5783

Parsha “You saw with your own eyes what Hashem did in the matter of baal-peor, that Hashem wiped out from among you every person who followed baal-peor; while you, who hold fast to Hashem, are all alive today.” (Devarim 4:3-4)

These Pesukim tell us that those that worshipped baal peor (an idol) were wiped out, but those “who hold fast to Hashem, are all alive”. The words “who hold fast to Hashem” are a translation of the word “הַדְּבֵקִים” which is the word used in the Possuk above. “הַדְּבֵקִים” has a deeper meaning in the Torah than what the English translation conveys. “הַדְּבֵקִים” really refers to a cleaving onto Hashem – a special, close relationship between Hashem and an individual...


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