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I Will Sing to Hashem

C. Rosenberg

They praise. They plead. Grieve and grapple. Exult and exclaim. The words of Tehillim express every state of being, describe every shade of emotion. Each Jew can find himself, his trials and triumphs, in Dovid Hamelech’s timeless words. In honor of the yahrtzeit of Ne’im Zemiros Yisrael, we asked 18 prominent women for the pasuk in Tehillim they find most meaningful.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz is a Chumash teacher and administrator at Bais Yaakov Teachers’ Seminary of Montreal and Family First’s Six Every Second columnist.   V’ani b’chasdecha batachti, yageil libi bishuasecha; ashirah l’Hashem ki gamal alai. (13:6)   But as for me, I trust in Your kindness, my heart will exult in Your salvation; I will sing to Hashem, for He has dealt kindly with me.   Dovid Hamelech expresses his absolute bitachon in Hashem’s salvation to the point that he is already rejoicing now, even when still in the throes of the difficulty. Dovid’s expression of joy and serenity comes from his secure knowledge that his troubles will end, and not just end, but in a manner that will bring him to shirah. The fact that he is able to express this in the midst of the tzarah is what makes it so moving. In times of personal difficulties, we too must believe that salvation is at hand and that we will soon see how allHaKadoshBaruchHu has sent our way was for the best.

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