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10 Teves: Iron Will

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The fast of the 10th of Teves marks the start of the siege of Jerusalem, which ultimately led to the destruction of the First Temple. Before the siege began, G-d commanded the prophet Yechezkel (Ezekiel) to warn of the impending destruction.

And you shall take yourself an iron pot and place it as an iron wall between you and the [brick symbolizing the] city. Direct your face toward it, and it will be in the siege, and you shall besiege it. This is a sign to the House of Israel. (Yechezkel 4:3)

Iron symbolizes something hard and unbending. G-d was warning the people that if they stubbornly continue to be so inflexible, they would bring their own destruction. In another sense, G-d was telling the Jews how they could prevent the Temple’s destruction, through a positive kind of iron.

This represents the refusal to compromise on matters pertaining to one’s essence. The essence of the soul is a source of inner strength that never bends to external pressures. Moshiach comes through revealing our positive iron will.

Sichah 10 Teves, 5752