<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Jan 15, 2008 5:07 PM, Micha Berger <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br>Both the four leshonos of ge'ulah as well as Dani'el's statue are<br>explained in terms of 4 goliyos: Bavel, Paras uMadai, Yavan and Edom.<br><br>The fact that galus Yavan occured while we were in Israel ties in well
<br>to many vertlach told about Chanukah -- that Purim was an existential<br>threat, but Chanukah was a threat to Yahadus, not our physical<br>wellbeing.<br><br>Galus is defined first and foremost as the absence of the Shechinah,
<br>not the absence of Jews from Israel.<br><br>..<br>SheTir'u baTov!<br>-micha</blockquote><div><br>FWIW that is how I explained that the 420 years of Bayyis Sheini might have taken place over about 586 physical years because there were "times-out" such as galus Yavan in the interim that stopped the "clock" so to speak.
<br></div></div><br><br>-- <br>Kol Tuv / Best Regards,<br><a href="mailto:RabbiRichWolpoe@Gmail.com">RabbiRichWolpoe@Gmail.com</a><br>see: <a href="http://nishmablog.blogspot.com/">http://nishmablog.blogspot.com/</a>