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Chagigah 12

CHAGIGAH 12 - has been generously dedicated by Lee and Marsha Weinblatt of Teaneck, N.J.

1a) [line 16] TOHU - (a) devastation, bewilderment (RASHI to Bereishis 1:2); (b) the Gemara below (line 24) explains that this is a green line that encompasses the world from which darkness emanates (the Girsa of RABEINU CHANANEL there is *Yotze* and not *Yatza*)
b) [line 16] VOHU - (a) emptiness, desolation (RASHI to Bereishis 1:2); (b) the Gemara below (line 25) explains that these are moist stones that are located in the depths that generate water

2a) [line 17] MIDAS YOM - the length of day
b) [line 17] MIDAS LAILAH - the length of night
3) [line 24] KAV YAROK - a green line (a Kabbalistic term)
4) [line 25] "YASHES CHOSHECH SISRO, SEVIVOSAV [SUKASO CHESHCHAS MAYIM AVEI SHECHAKIM.]" - "He made darkness His secret place; around Him was [His pavilion, dark with waters and thick clouds of the skies.]" (Tehilim 18:12) - TOSFOS DH Yashes states that the proof is being brought from the words, "Sevivosav Sukaso" (see MAHARSHA DH 10 Devarim Nivre'u)

5) [line 26] HA'MEFULAMOS - moist
6) [line 30] DOR HAFLAGAH - the generation that built the Tower of Bavel
7) [line 40] YEROFAFU - tremble
8) [line 42] PAKIYOS SHEL SHESI - balls of thread used for the warp (the longitudinal threads of the loom, which are thinner than the woof, the latitudinal threads)

9) [line 47] "HA'BONEH VA'SHAMAYIM MA'ALOSAV..." - "It is He Who builds His upper chambers in the heavens, and has founded His vault upon the earth; [it is He Who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth; HaSh-m is His name.]" (Amos 9:6)

10) [line 48] SHERAFRAF - a footstool
11) [line 49] "HADOM RAGLAI" - "my footstool" (Yeshayah 66:1)
12) [line 49] "AF YADI YASEDAH ERETZ, VI'YMINI TIPECHAH SHAMAYIM; KOREI ANI ALEIHEM, YA'AMDU YACHDAV." - "My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and My right hand has spanned the heavens; when I call to them, they stand up together." (Yeshayah 48:13)

13) [line 50] D'LO MISHTALFEI MEHADADI - that they cannot be separated from one another
14) [line 52] TARFAN ZEH B'ZEH - mixed them together


15) [line 10] "HA'MARGIZ ERETZ MI'MEKOMAH, V'AMUDEHA YISPALATZUN." - "Who shakes the earth from its place, and its pillars tremble." (Iyov 9:6)

16) [line 27] "...HA'NOTEH CHA'DOK SHAMAYIM, VA'YIMTACHEM KA'OHEL LA'SHAVES." - "[It is He Who sits upon the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are as grasshoppers;] Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in;" (Yeshayah 40:22)

17) [line 43] GACHALEI RESAMIM - coals of Rosem wood, which continue to burn inside long after their exterior is extinguished

18) [line 43] "HA'KOTFIM MALU'ACH ALEI SI'ACH, V'SHORESH RESAMIM LACHMAM." - "They pick up mallows by the bushes, and roots of broom for their warmth." (Iyov 30:4)

19) [line 45] AGALIM - (a) containers [of fine rain] (the Nun from the word AGANIM is interchanged with a Lamed) (RASHI); (b) (lit. waves -- the Alef is added to the root of the word) fountains [of droplets of rain or dew] (RASHI, METZUDAS DAVID to Iyov 38:28)

20) [line 45] SUFAH - storm
21) [line 45] KITOR - smoke
*22*) [line 49] TZADIK ATAH... - (this is the Derasha of Chazal on the verse that was quoted)

23) [line 49] LO YAGUR - there shall not dwell
24) [line 52] K'SHIRYAN - like armor
25) [line 52] "...VA'YIKRA LO HASH-M SHALOM..." - "...and he named the altar that he built 'HaSh-m is our Peace'..." (Shoftim 6:24)

26) [line 53] "V'HAYESAH NEFESH ADONI..." - "and the soul of my lord (King David) shall be bound in the bond of life with HaSh-m, your G-d; [and the souls of your enemies shall be shot out of a slingshot.]" (Shmuel I 25:29) - Avigayil, the wife of Naval, used these words to bless King David, after her husband committed treason. David was about to execute Naval and his entire household, but Avigayil proved that only Naval was guilty.

27) [line 54] "...KI RU'ACH MI'LEFANAI YA'ATOF UNESHAMOS ANI ASISI." - "[For I will not contend forever, nor will I be always angry] when the spirit [of man finally] becomes subservient before Me and the souls whom I have made." (Yeshayah 57:16)

28) [line 55] "GESHEM NEDAVOS..." - "HaSh-m sent a plentiful rain that strengthened your languishing inheritance." (Tehilim 68:10) - Since this Psalm deals with the giving of the Torah, the "rain" mentioned refers to the dew of resurrection that revived Benei Yisrael after their souls left them after hearing the first two commandments. Similarly, in the End of Days, this dew will be used to revive the dead.

29a) [last line ] "HU GALEI AMIKASA..." - "He reveals the deep and secret things;" (Daniel 2:22)
b) [last line] "...U'NEHORA IMEI SHEREI." - "[He knows what is in the darkness,] and the light dwells with Him." (ibid.)

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