Why was Shmuel careful about his Nazirut, and how is this connected to the Jewish people who merited to the land of Goshen. The greatness of Shmuel, who didn’t fear any living being…
All of this and more in the Daily Ma’amar, courtesy of the “Hashem Hu HaElokim” leaflet:
“And a razor (morah) shall not come upon his head.” Rabbi Nehorai says: Razor – this is a haircutting, shaving device, because the land of GoSheN is the initial letters of Giluach (shaving) [to not cut one’s hair], Shtiah (drink) [to abstain from wine], Negiah (contact) [not to touch the dead – the three things forbidden to a Nazir].
That the Jewish people were very careful about this in particular, and through this merited to the land of Goshen = Simchah (happiness) [=353].
Because Rabbi Yossi says that discussed here is the fear (mora) of flesh and blood, that Shmuel had no fear of flesh and blood.
And he merited to coronate Shaul with a jar of oil, and David with a horn of oil.
And this is what Channah said: “My horn has been raised through Hashem,”
My horn has been raised – and not my jar has been raised.
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