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‍‍כ״ו אלול תש״ע - Saturday, September 4th, 2010

## ×”× ×¡×ª×¨×•×ª ×œ×”' ××œ×§×™× ×• ×•×”× ×’×œ×•×ª ×œ× ×• ×•×œ×‘× ×™× ×• ×¢×“ ×¢×•×œ× ×œ×¢×©×•×ª ××ª ×›×œ ×“×‘×¨×™ ×”×ª×•×¨×” ×”×–××ª

The ×›×ª×‘ ×¡×•×¤×¨ sees these two categories as referring to the two possible times for ×ž×©×™×— to come. The hidden one is the fixed date, which is unknown. The revealed one is the date if and when ×‘× ×™ ×™×©×¨××œ will be ×—×•×–×¨ ×‘×ª×©×•×‘×”, as the ×¤×¡×•×§ says, "×”×™×•× ×× ×‘×§×•×œ×™ ×ª×©×ž×¢×•." While the first is independent of our actions, the second is only if we are follow "××ª ×›×œ ×“×‘×¨×™ ×”×ª×•×¨×” ×”×–××ª"

## ××ª ×”×—×™×™× ×•××ª ×”×˜×•×‘ ××ª ×”×ž×•×ª ×•××ª ×”×¨×¢

The ×ž×©×š ×—×›×ž×” points out that in ×¤×¨×©×ª ×¨××”, it just said ×‘×¨×›×” ×•×§×œ×œ×”, but never mentioned .×—×™×™× ×•×ž×•×ª He explains that this is because earlier, the oppurtunity for ×ª×©×•×‘×” had not yet been presented. If a person fails to repent for an ×¢×‘×™×¨×”, this worse than the original ×¢×‘×™×¨×” (cf ×©×¢×¨×™ ×ª×©×•×‘×”). As such, the ×¢×‘×™×¨×” itself is the ×§×œ×œ×” and the lack of ×ª×©×•×‘×” is the ×ž×•×•×ª.

## ×•×‘×—×¨×ª ×‘×—×™×™× ×œ×ž×¢×Ÿ ×ª×—×™×”

The ×‘×›×•×¨×™ ××‘×™×‘ explains the repetition as a reminder that the goal is not merely to enjoy a long life, but a meaningful one.

The ×ž×©×š ×—×›×ž×” writes that the words ×œ×¢×™× ×™ ×›×œ ×™×©×¨××œ are connected, via the ×˜×¢×ž×™ ×”×ž×§×¨×, to ×—×–×§ ×•××ž×¥. Up until this point, ×™×”×•×©×¢'s role had been that of ×ž×©×”'s servant, and he was most known for his humility in front of his teacher. As the new ×ž× ×”×™×’, he would need to, publicly, be strong and certain, in order to be able to effectively lead ×›×œ×œ ×™×©×¨××œ.

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