Monday, April 15, 2024

Two Birds

Then the kohen shall order, and the person to be cleansed shall take two live, clean birds, a cedar stick, a strip of crimson [wool], and hyssop. [Metzora 14:4]

Rashi explains that since tzara'as comes about because of lashon hara, the person being purified must bring two birds, for birds ''constantly twitter with chirping sounds''.

The Talmud Yerushalmi [Berachos 1:2] cites the words of R' Shimon bar Yochai:  ''If I would have been standing on Har Sinai at the time the Torah was given to the Jewish people, I would have requested before Hashem that He create two mouths for man.  One mouth would be for the purpose of toiling in Torah study, and the second would be for the purpose of allowing him to speak about his ordinary needs.''

Later, R' Shimon bar Yochai changed his mind, and he said:  ''If the world cannot withstand man's slander when he has only one mouth, how much more so would this be the case if he had two mouths.''

Source: Rabbi Yisrael Bronstein


Devorah said...

Pesach and school holidays.... I will be very busy this week, and next week, blogging will be intermittent.

Devorah said...

This young boy Benjamin was murdered just before the Iranian missiles arrived.
He was the tzaddik whose life was taken in order that the miracles we saw were able to occur, with no-one being injured.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you already Devorah, and all your family and also all your Jewish viewers, a Happy and Peaceful Pesach.

Hashem bless each of you. Amen v'Amen.

May Mashiach arrive without further delay. Amen.


Devorah said...

I don't have much time to search for this, maybe someone else can comment.
Anyway I found this which may shed some light on the topic

Margolis said...

Yes the nissim miracles abound for those who know the signs. Even the Sunni Arabs are saying their Mahdi is here since an eclipse and green comet at Ramadan are big ones. This will help the coalition partners protect Israeli land. Here is Islamic Hadith on the Green Comet aka the Sky Hammer. Peace will reign soon close passage the 41st day of the omer June 2nd perihelion the Passover! The Foundation of Eternity yesod shebe netzach. Link on Islam and the comet:

Devorah said...

Thank you SRS I've seen it and I"m not interested in linking to it.