The Daily Chizzuk with our Rebbe Rav Eliezer Berland shlit”a – “When you come to the shiur of the Rav, the judgements are sweetened”
“He zealously avenged my vengeance among them” (Bamidbar 25:11)
Sunday, 3 Kislev 5783 – “Zimri was as righteous as could be, but he needed a rectification”
These are his holy words:
Because Purim is above all the Chagim. It’s greater than Yom Kippur. On Purim, it’s possible to sweeten everything. There’s no judgement that you don’t sweeten on Purim.
Also if you hear a Torah shiur, it sweetens all the judgements.
Rabbi Eliezer said to Rabbi Akiva, “If you had come to all the shiurim, you wouldn’t have had to go through all the suffering that you went through and what you will still go through.”
Because Rabbi Akiva was a reincarnation of Zimri. A person can be Rabbi Akiva, but he was a reincarnation of Zimri. You came to rectify Zimri.
Zimri was as righteous as could be, but he needed a rectification. So he reincarnated in Rabbi Akiva with all his students – he had 24,000 students.
“He zealously avenged my vengeance among them” (Bamidbar 25:11), that Pinchas went and killed Zimri, who was such a tzaddik, so God-fearing. This was already at the age of 250.