Section: Parshas HaShavua Category: Mashal
|Parshas Shemos: Dubno Magid - A Tale Of Two Brides|
|Two young women were engaged to be married. One was the daughter of a wealthy businessman who promised to fully support the young couple. The other was an orphan whose family committed to undertake the financial obligation of the Kallah. They both went out shopping for clothing. The wealthy girl started with the fundamentals. First she purchased her wardrobe for everyday use. Then she bought Shabbos clothing. Only afterward did she order a gown for the wedding. The orphan did the opposite. Since funds were limited, she first bought her wedding gown in order that she should at least be able to have a wedding. Only afterward, with whatever money was leftover, could she afford to buy clothing for after the chasuna.|
The pasuk says (Shemos 2:25) "Vayar Elokim Es Bnei Yisroel; Hashem saw the plight of the Bnei Yisrael." The Dubno Magid brings the Medrash that says that Hashem saw that Bnei Yisrael were lacking sufficient Zechusim. Their few merits would not allow them to withstand the continued oppressive galus and afford them the geula as well. Therefore, Hashem prepared Moshe and Aharon ahead of time and took them out early. That is why the next pasuk starts "U'Moshe Haya..."