Section: Tanach   Category: Shir Hashirim
Shir HaShirim: Perfect Immunity

Chazal tell us that although the generation of Achav was completely full of idol worship nevertheless when they went to battle they were victorious because there was unity among them. Mind boggling! The source of their unity was avodah zara yet Hashem appreciated their unity to the extent that he watched over them and brought them home safely from battle. Moreover the Bais Rishon which was destroyed because Bnei Yisroel worshipped avodah zara was rebuilt after a mere 70 year galus. The second galus which came about from Sinas Chinam is still with us nearly 2000 years later.

After the pasuk alludes to the terrible Cheit haEgel that took place immediately after Har Sinai while they were still under the canopy with Hashem (See Destruction On The Road To Building) the pasuk teaches us the only way that under these circumstances we can keep Hashem with us. The secret of Achdus!

"Tzror HaMor"; If Bnei Yisroel binds themselves together like a bundle of Myrrh, regardless of our aveiros "Dodi Li Bein Shudai Yalin"; Hashem our beloved we stay by us and rest among us. (SH 1:13)