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November 30, 2011



>You see from here that pain and trauma do not go away. At best, it can be walled off and put into a place where it cannot be seen.

Interesting. But wouldn't this sentiment seem to conflict with "Eim habanim semeicha, etc."?


In Avodah, one can be happy and sad at the same time, as one can be in awe and joy at the same time, Brochos 30b.

It's a tremendous madreigah to learn how to do this.


Also, two minor points: this is in Gen 30:23, not :26, and most meforshim say that the name Yosef specifically comes from the second lashon of bakasha, where Rachel asks for God to "add on", and not from the original lashon "asaf".

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