Counting to Asarah BiTevet – Go To Your Room! Part One
I have the great pleasure of regularly studying with incredible people, one of whom suggested that we consider quarantine, and the Siege of Jerusalem/Tenth of Tevet as a “Go To Your Room For A Timeout!”
I offer her insights below as an introduction to an important idea of the Chatam Sofer of which I hope to write in a future Asarah BiTevet post:
“Go, my people, enter your chambers, And lock your doors behind you. Hide but a little https://thefoundationstone.org/counting-to-asarah-bitevet-go-to-your-room-part-one/, Until the indignation passes (Isaiah 26:20 – sefaria.org).”
I wonder if Hashem is talking to all of us right now with the quarantine.
As we are living in a world of anger;
And perhaps we have been gifted with the instructions to master ourselves ,
By running into our rooms and closing the door, letting it pass
so we don’t get infected from the anger.
Are we, “entering their chambers, locking their doors behind them, hiding until the indignation passes?”
I wonder if there is a connection between the way Pharaoh sends the Children of Israel out of Egypt; and they go to their tents in the Desert with the Clouds of Glory.
Are they, “entering their chambers, locking their doors behind them, hiding until the indignation passes?”
I wonder if there is a connection of Adam Harishon being sent out of the Garden , is there anger that needs to be addressed within him (Perhaps in that moment)?
Are Chava and he, “entering their chambers, locking their doors behind them, hiding until the indignation passes?”
Also, on another side of it,
Perhaps the Galus, or the exodus of the Garden, and the door is shut, so to speak, is the example of G-d going in His house, so to speak, and closing the door until the anger passes and it is safe to reopen.