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It is quoted in the Midrash: the degree of flesh and blood, which is judged before the Dayan, he wears black and wraps himself in black, not so the degree of the Holy One, Blessed be He, that when he judges Israel, they wear white and wrap in white.
How is it really? – The Maggid asked from Dubna, how to wear holiday clothes, and eat a holiday meal when our lives depend on it, when the great law is about to open, and everything is about to be determined in it, life and health, rest and livelihood, happiness and peace, everything! And we do not have good deeds and are full of iniquities, how can we guarantee to eat and drink, how can we rejoice and be glad?
And he answered as usual, in the parable of two noble ministers who had the greatest and highest honor, the king entrusted them with the seal of the kingdom, a great seal made of pure gold in which they would sign all the orders of the kingdom and the king’s decrees.
The ministers were honored and cherished, lived with their household in the king’s palace, ate from his napkin and drank, sorted, the king’s tailor sewed their clothes and cobbler made their shoes. What they had to do, keep the seal and sign the laws and orders.
Once the two sat and converted to a wine feast, perfumed and got drunk on the king’s wine, ate its fruit and asked to crack nuts. The nuts were hard and the cracker was not found. What did they do? Take the seal of the dear king, and crack the nuts in it. The seal broke and the nuts cracked, and suddenly the king appeared in the lounge …
A few hours passed and the two sobered up. The king also saw the empty jars, the broken nuts and the broken seal, and said: In four hours your trial will take place in the courtroom, you will be accused of embezzlement in office, desecration of the king’s seal and destruction of his property. Each of these charges is doomed to death, the guards will bring you on time. With failed knees, the two got up and went to their homes.
One of them turned to his house, and told his wife and children what had happened, the weeping and wailing could not be imagined and could not be described, he devoted the few hours to making a will and signing lawfully, said goodbye to his wife and sons in terrible weeping, and handed himself over to the soldiers who came to trial.
On his way, he also saw his comrade led by a company of soldiers, but he saw it as a miracle, his comrade’s eyes were not red with tears, and his stature was not bowed, he did not bend his legs as if sentenced to death, on the contrary, he walked upright, and a smile could be seen on his lips. Poor thing, the man thought, his mind must have been swallowed up. He approached him and asked, Have you made a will for your home? “No,” they replied. “I think you do not understand the gravity of our situation,” he said to him, “you will not understand.
Hela replied, this is exactly the point of light in our situation, precisely because the king himself is the dayan and the witness, there is a good chance he will forgive us, until you cried and sobbed, I sent the viceroy to stand before him and ask about us, he recommended us well, and said the wine made our heads spin. Our deeds out of frivolity after the wine has clouded our senses, and the king in all his grace said that if we indeed express true remorse, if indeed we promise with all our hearts that we will no longer err in wine and no longer despise the deposit entrusted to us, then he will forgive and forgive. Although the guilt – death guilt is, but I am the Dayan! It all depends on me! If my repentance is honest and my answer is true, they will be entitled to my law. When his friend heard this, a smile lit up his face and his stature was also straightened.
Yes, we are facing the great and terrible trial. How many of us have risen in our position, how many and how many offenses we have committed during the year, and now we are charged with the same offenses and the Day of Judgment is approaching. Great consolation stands before our eyes that the Blessed One is a merciful and gracious King who judges us. God forbid to fall in our spirit and let the evil instinct (which is the angel of death) despair us. On the contrary, we must seize the wonderful opportunity when the King of Kings condemns us, for there are now many chances that he will forgive us, and all this on the condition that we express genuine remorse, and promise with all our hearts that we do not return to our evil sir. From now on it is no wonder we wear white clothes, holiday clothes, and eat a holiday meal on the Day of Atonement, because after we hope that we have done what is required of us to repent before the Holy One with all our heart, we trust in him to bless us with a good and sweet year and life of Torah. And to be blessed with all the blessings of the Torah. Artist. Amen
Happy New Year.