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Elul 12: Rock

by Hillel News |Aug 27, 2015|Comments

First Blast: Text

בְּצוּר יְרוֹמְמֵנִי

He lifts me up upon a rock

Second Blast: Commentary

The Metzudat David, an 18th century commentator, paraphrases this verse: “He would lift me up to overcome [my enemies] as if I were standing on a tall rock, because the one who stands above becomes stronger than the one who stands below.” Here, then, the psalm shifts from God as protector to God as giving a distinct advantage over one’s enemies.

Third Blast: Practice

Find a large rock and stand on top of it, and experience the feeling of power and protection.

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  • Elul
  • Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience
  • 2015

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