BS”D Parshat Mikatz Chanuka 5771

This is being written while the fires rage on the Carmel Mountain.

Tehillim 79:1

A Psalm of Asaph
O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple, they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.

And the Midrash (Aicha chapter 4) says:

The verse should read “A Lamentation of Asaph,” or “A Dirge of Asaph”, (since it relates to the destruction of Bet Hamikdash), why does it say “A Psalm of Asaph”?

And Asaph relied, “I sing praise to the Holy One Be He who pours His wrath (over our sins) on trees and stones, and not on the people of Israel

Let us all pray for the welfare of the Jewish nation in Eretz Yisrael.

Nachman Kahana
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