Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oros Techashim as humorous words

Summary: An interesting thought by Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev.

In Kedushas Levi, Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev writes:

"For sometimes, a person says something humorous, yet the innards are fear of Heaven. And so too techashim, the outside were not good, but the insides were good. And that which he says the fear {of Heaven} with humorous words, this is so that the person should hear from him because of the humor. And this is what Onkelos translated on orot techashim, as sasgevana. That is to say that it causes his friend to rejoice. And based on this, his friend accepts from it the inner message. And shesh mashzar is what a person speaks, good words, and the words are good and the inner message is also good. And the curtains of goat is what a person speaks of his own necessity."

1 comment:

Joe in Australia said...

I presume he's making a drush here, but I don't see how it works.


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