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The Psalm of Redemption VIII: Alshich HaKadosh

“Upon the Assor and upon the neivel,” (Verse 4)The Assor was a 10 stringed instrument which produced 10 different tones. According to theTalmud (Arachin 13b) the Kinor, the harp of the Temple, had seven strings, but in messianic times the harp will have eight strings, and in the World to Come it will have 10. The Alshich explains that when Adam sinned, God punished him with 10 curses. All of these will be turned into blessings by the inspiring music of the final redemption.

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