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  עַל־הַצַּדִּיקִים In the Bracha in Shemone Esrai of עַל־הַצַּדִּיקִים, we are given the ability to access the “Tzadik”.  It is leverage.  Similarly when we begin the Shemone Esrai with a Bracha of Avos.   We don’t have to be at the level of the Tzadik,  yet through tefillah we are given access to much much more!  In this Bracha we first can daven for them!  How humbling it is that Hashem grants us the ability to daven for those much greater in stature, just as we are able to daven for Hashem Kavyochal   Who is also called Tzadik.  And there is more! We get to ask to be placed in their Chelek of Schar ! So if I am worried that I am not deserving of the things I need, I can certainly ask Hashem to grant me the safety and security  presented to the Tzadik.וְשִׂים חֶלְקֵֽנוּ עִמָּהֶם לְעוֹלָם וְלֹא נֵבוֹשׁ כִּי בְךָ בָּטָֽחְנוּ! I think one can therefore use this Bracha when seeking protection from enemies that wield free choice; as there is a special protection for the Tzadik who
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  When reviewing the explanation of the Alshich Hakadosh on the words in Tehillim of צְרוּפָ֖ה אִמְרָתְךָ֥ מְאֹ֗ד וְֽעַבְדְּךָ֥ אֲהֵבָֽהּ;  I understood it as follows: Dovid Hamelech expresses how Hashem’s words are pure, transparent and articulate and he loves them.  Dovid offers a different perspective on the Tzadik who barely has bread and the Rasha that has wealth.  He says Hashem’s words, are not only pure but they contain within it an invitation of מְאֹ֗ד.   The Alshich connects the מְאֹ֗ד to the Mizvah contained in Sh ema to love HaShem “ Bichol Miodecha”; which means with all your possessions, or the reality of Middah , measure for measure, or Modah , and acknowledgement and gratitude of all from Hashem.  But the Alshich says that מְאֹ֗ד contains even more! He says, Dovid Hamelech knows that Hashem’s words are Pure and with מְאֹ֗ד, meaning even the “ Yesurin ” are Hashem's way of communicating; and in the communication there “ IS מְאֹ֗ד in His Words and this is the f

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