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The dreams weren’t for Pharoah!!

Written by Benjamin A Rose

Two extremely wealthy people once came before the Noda B’Yehuda to settle their argument. What happened was that a musician stood in the street exactly between both their homes and played the most beautiful music. Each person claimed that this was done in his honor and they wanted the Noda B’Yehuda in his brilliance to decide who was right. Before rendering the psak they jointly paid the Noda B’Yehuda a large sum of money for his services. The Noda B’Yehuda answered that apparently the musician did not come in honor of either one of them. Rather he came so the he, the Noda B’Yehuda, should receive the handsome payout that the two rich people gave him.

The Shaar Bas Rabim says this is what happened to Paroh. At first he was sure that the dreams and forewarning of the impending hunger was for his benefit. After Yosef suggested that he appoint a person to oversee the land to help it survive the hunger he realized that the only reason he was privy to these dreams was not for his benefit, rather as a way for Hashem to make Yosef the ruler of Mitzrayim. In the same way we in our daily lives can see this occuring, why did the old lady walk up to the crossing at the same time as you?? Do you think that maybe it was for the sake of you doing another Mitzvah today?? Sometimes life isn’t so obvious as it seems, many times we have heard about Hashem’s hand manipulating world events with His Divine Plan. This is just another exanple

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