Section: Tanach   Category: Shir Hashirim
Shir HaShirim: If You Are An Alcoholic Better To Eat The Whole Grape Pre-Squeezed

"Samchuni Ba'Ashishois"; sustain me with grapes that are not yet squeezed into wine, cries Klal Yisroel (2:5). This says the Alshich HaKadosh refers to Har Sinai when the Bnei Yisroel heard Hashem say the first two Dibros they died and had to be revived. Why, says the pasuk? "Ki Choilas Ahava Ani"; because their love for Hashem was so intense and intoxicating their neshamos left their bodies and wanted to attached themselves to Hashem, their source.

What was the solution? How can they hear Kabalas HaTorah with jumping out of their skin? Just like wine when it is still inside the grape is not intoxicating so too they begged Hashem talk to us through the mouth of Moshe Rabbeinu. This intermediary vessel will reduce the sweetness and will stay at a level that is bearable for us yet sweet enough to enjoy without escaping our bodies.