returning to zion

I want to explain the last post just a little more:
ציון במשפט תפדה ושביה בצדקה
We said we wanted God's Judgement to come down on our enemies, which means for God to break his normally merciful nature. In order to achieve this end, we need to break our own selfish nature, and be involved in hesed, in tzeddakah. (You can do this in so many different ways, but two big blog-based tzeddakah efforts for pesah are here (A Simple Jew) or here (Mystical Paths))

This is my interpretation of the passuk: ציון במשפט תפדה - we're asking HaShem to redeem Zion with judgement. And for ourselves we know ושביה בצדקה - we have to do our part through tzeddakah.

The simplest and most powerful tzeddakah is the giving of our time to those around us, instead of answering and greeting unthinkingly, giving of our time to actually show our affection and appreciation of our fellow Jew.


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