Why The Repetition?

For some reason, most of the vertlach and p’ shotim are on the first half of the
Haggadah, and we seem to have little left to say or ask on the latter part of the
Haggadah, so it would be only fair that we give this part of the Haggadah some
attention as well.
A good look into Hallel will show you something very odd taking place. An entire
half of a posuk seems to be repeated without any reason whatsoever. In fact, we say
it every Rosh Chodesh, yet many of us simply fail to take notice of this most obvious
problem. Just read these two pesukim עשה ה’ ימין צדיקים’ באהלי וישועה רנה קול
חיל. עשה ה’ ימין רוממה’ ה’ ימין חיל. and try to explain what’s happening:
Now, if it was Dovid Hamelech’s intention to have these pesukim repeated, like
we do the latter pesukim in Hallel which are repeated twice, then why not simply
repeat the entire posuk twice? Why is only half the posuk repeated twice? We don’t
find this happening with any of the previous pesukim. Certainly Dovid Hamelech
had plenty to say and didn’t run out of praises for Hashem, so why say the very
same thing twice? He surely could have thought of many other things to say without
repeating himself! In fact, the question is so obvious that one wonders why none
of the meforshim bother to ask the question. I’ve checked the main meforshim and
haven’t noticed them discussing this problem at all. I take this to mean, then, that the
answer is so simple that it needs no explanation. So what could it be?
Actually, I think the answer is most obvious. It’s right in front of our nose, and
we say it every day. Yet, once again, we fail to take notice. We all know the posuk in
Oz Yoshir, which reads: אויב תרעץ ה’ ימינך בכח נאדרי ה’ ימינך , Here we also have
the repetition of the word It says it twice, doesn’t it! Fortunately, Rashi comes to the
rescue and I quote: השמאל מקום של רצוני עושין כשישראל פעמים. שני ימינך ימינך
ימין נעשית . When the Yidden do Hashem’ s will then His left hand turns into the
right. He now has two right hands. What an important rule to remember. The left
hand, which represents weakness, suddenly gets the same power and strength that
the right hand possesses. There is no sign of weakness whatsoever. There is, however,
one condition attached. If we want Hashem to swing His hands at our enemies with
enormous force and power, then we must do Hashem’s Will. We must keep His Torah
and Mitzvos properly. It is only then that we are zoche to see Hashem perform the
greatest of miracles. There will be no sign of weakness. He will destroy our enemies
with both of His right hands. He will destroy them the way He destroyed Pharaoh
and all the Egyptians. We must just keep our part of the bargain and Hashem will
keep His part of the deal.
Throughout history we have seen that if we keep our part of the deal then we
have absolutely nothing to fear from our enemies. When Amolek, chas v’ sholom,
gets the upper hand, it is our own fault. It’s because we have weakened in our
commitment to Torah and Mitzvos.
Yet, in the tents of the Tzaddikim, where there is the constant sound of Torah, there
is no fear or worry. There, one constantly hears the sound of rejoicing and salvation.
It’s always צדיקים באהלי וישועה רנה קול .Therefore Hashem protects them with His
two right hands. There is no left hand at all. There is no sign of weakness.
The first posuk, therefore, refers to the first one of Hashem’s right hands, while
the second posuk refers to the other one of Hashem’s right hands. It’s not a repeat at
all. Quite simple, isn’t it! That’s of course if you learn Chumash with Rashi.

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