“And you shall see My back (Exodus 33:23).” In my use, a French officer was quartered in the home in Mayence where I was a boarder. We became friends, but we lost sight of each other when we both left the city. In 1809 the French army under Napoleon conquered Pressburg where I lived. I was arrested on suspicion of aiding the Austrians, but the military judge proved to be my friend of Mayence days, and I was acquitted.
Thus, I came to understand the meaning of the words of the above verse; oftentimes we can see the consequences of something that is happened far back in former years (Chut maMeshulash, page 21).