Monday, October 29, 2007

Vayera: Sodom and Dor Deah

The Heilige Ishbitzer cites the Arizal who writes that the people of Sodom reincarnated into the Generation of the Wilderness. The generation of the Wilderness is known as the Dor Deah. Perhaps this is alluded to in the verse where it is said erdah na viereh hakitzakasah habaah eilay asu kalah viim lo edaah, I will descend and see: If they act in accordance with its outcry which has come to Me-then destruction! And if not, I will know. The word edaah can allude to the Dor Deah, the Generation of Knowledge.

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