Tuesday, 13 May 2014

rosh hashana 4

the corruption of Cyrus.
how low did he go?

(there are various interpretations on how Cyrus was corrupt. It begins with him giving to the Temple, purely for personal gain. which doesn't seem so bad. Or when he rebuilt the Temple he deliberately used wood, without any fireproofing, so that he knew he could destroy it with fire should he need to. Or he had a dog as a sexual companion.... with a comparison that Torah is as precious to Jews as dogs are to gentiles......it's a strange sliding scale of degradation, and disturbing in so many ways....)

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