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Eternal Bond

The Jerusalem Talmud notes that one verse in the Book of Judges states that Samson judged Israel for forty years, while another says he judged them for twenty years.
Gimmel Tammuz, Samson, Passing of a Tzaddik, The, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Eternal Bond
Disc 128, Program 512

Event Date: 10 Shevat 5730 - January 17, 1970

The Jerusalem Talmud notes that one verse in the Book of Judges states that Samson judged Israel for forty years, while another says he judged them for twenty years.

The Talmud resolves the discrepancy as follows: Samson actually ruled for twenty years, but twenty years after his passing, the Philistine’s fear of him was still just as strong as it had been during his lifetime. He continued to protect the Jewish People for another twenty years.

On a deeper level, the Zohar relate thats the connection of a true Jewish leader to his people is so great that it bridges worlds and transcend time.

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