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Section:  Avodah   Category: Tehilim
Tehilim: Who Do We Cry For When We Fail?

 There is a famine in Eretz Yisroel.  Consensus among the masses is that Dovid is to blame and that this is his punishment for the Aveira of taking BasSheva.  In Perek 4 Dovid davens that Hashem should clear his name.  Subsequently it is revealed to all that the reason for the famine is because Shaul's killed the Givonim. Perek 5 gives insight into the feelings and intentions that make for a heartfelt davening.

A true King is a conduit between the people and Hashem.  The King is Hashem's living emmisary to the people.  He does not have power for his own benefit he is merely empowered by his mission.  We see this from Dovid who when asking to have his name cleared says (5:3) "Hakshiva L'Kol Shavi Malki Veilokai Ki Eilecha Espalal"; "Listen to my cries My King and My God because I cry to you".  The words Ki Elilecha Espalal can also be read because I cry for you.  Dovid is not crying about his own embarrassment and suffering.  He is crying because he is Hashem's anointed representative in this world.  As such the rumors of his failings sully the reputation of Hashem.

As members of Am Yisroel, the chosen nation, we are all Hashems' representative.  The greatest consequence of our failings is not the repercussions that we suffer as individuals.  The only consequence that should disturb us is that we let down Hashem and that we have besmirched His Name.

Please say Perek 4&5 of Tehilim or any Perek for refuah sheleima for:

1. Rachel Leah bat Paula Pessia
2. Malka bas Feiga Zelda
3. Chana Fraida bas Feiga Zelda - had major surgery on Thursday, July 5th.
4. Sholom Elisha ben Faiga Henna
5. Yechezkel Chaim Yehuda Ben Miriam - Infection from complication of head/ear surgery
6. Chaya Rivka bat Reizel Shifra

 If you would like to submit a name for next week's list please write to info@revach.net

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