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Posted on 04/29/2014 8:19:28 PM PDT by Phinneous
"Draw Me; We Will Run After You"
In the Song of Songs (1:4), there is a verse, "Draw me, we will run after you; the king has brought me into his chambers." The Kabbalists see these three phrases as references to the three stages of the departure from Egypt. "Draw me" is the Exodus. "We will run after you" is the counting of the omer. "The king has brought me into his chambers" is the giving of the Torah.
"Draw me" is passive -- it refers to the Israelites being taken out by G-d. Also it is singular. Whereas "We will run after you" is both active and plural.
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The answer is that the verse calls to different parts of the soul. The linked essay broaches the subject (and the larger subject of when and why there is a commandment to "count" the omer.)
Draw ME after you...calls to the G-dly soul, the pure spirit of a person wishing to follow G-d.
WE will run...I will engage all of my faculties--even the base desires that we are obligated to use for G-dly purposes (eating tasty food with intent to further study G-d's law or to fulfill His commandments, procreation, etc)
The King brought ME into His chambers...my whole self, 'animal' desires and G-dly intellect and desire, are synthesized as one. I'm a servant of G-d in all that I do
The essay covers more ground and is worth reading in its entirety. So everyone, let's count the omer...then we'll get together to 'wave' it when we receive the Torah anew.
Great Post Phinneious!
I Love Lessons on Torah!
You are sending encoded Song of Song gifs... Open up my sister, my friend, my dove, my perfect one.
Very very beautiful. I did not know what Baruch Hashem meant, just looked it up.