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Boaz now meets Ruth face-to-face for the very first time. While there's no “instant magic,” the older judge immediately eases the anxiety of the poverty-stricken younger Princess; while moving to better her lot and provide prominence, plentiful hydration, and paternal protection. His brief words are filled with multiple meanings, and beautiful life lessons for us to emulate.

The Divinely Designed Meeting of Destiny

The Divinely Designed Meeting of Destiny

Megillat Rut in Depth: Chapter 2, Lesson 3

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The Divinely Designed Meeting of Destiny: Megillat Rut in Depth: Chapter 2, Lesson 3

Boaz now meets Ruth face-to-face for the very first time. While there's no “instant magic,” the older judge immediately eases the anxiety of the poverty-stricken younger Princess; while moving to better her lot and provide prominence, plentiful hydration, and paternal protection. His brief words are filled with multiple meanings, and beautiful life lessons for us to emulate.
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Rabbi Mendel Kaplan is the founder and spiritual leader of Chabad Flamingo in Thornhill, Ontario, he also serves as a Chaplain of the York Regional Police Service.
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M. Diane Flushing, NY May 19, 2016

Re: What's up with the well? G-d bless you, Rabbi, (1) I heard a second, clearer answer to a question I asked the Rebbe a couple of months ago when you spoke about ayin tov. Perfect. Thank you. (2) a thought came to mind about Prophet Joseph. In his case, the well motif seems to work in reverse. Joseph's well was empty of H2O. Joseph was the "holy" or "blessed" water unnaturally introduced (deposited) into the well. When passing men drew him out and carried him away they actually carried blessed water to Egypt. Wherever that water touched it produced incredible blessings. (Don't mind me, Rabbi, I'm thinking out loud). I just finished a book about the pagan hag who falsely accused Joseph. I learned she was married to a eunuch (a wealthy, powerful but soft, big fat feminine lazy one). Not that I excuse her! But I will consider that when reading the story again. I always judged her harshly without the historical background. Thankfully, her husband only sent Joseph to prison (where he had to be for next stage). Peace. Reply

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