QUESTION: Major yasher koach to Major Rabbi Steinberg! I majorly enjoyed your articles, because “absent-mindedness” and “second chances” are both prominent themes in my life… This is the first time I read it in BOTH languages, if you call English a “language” in the same sense as לה”ק. Anyway, I left several lengthy comments on your first post, but just thought of another question: is it possible that Rashi’s first definition for פסח (from Targum Onkelos) ל’ חמל, maybe also reflects the idea of diversion, that הקב”ה diverted His מדת הדין and instead had רחמנות on the בנ”י, and He diverted or deflected (?) from original decree of 400 years to just 210 years. Compassion implies removing judgment. What do you think?
Rabbi Michoel Green