24,000 Opportunities to Transform Disgrace into Dignity
The Megaleh Amukos connects the death of the 24000 talmidim of Rav Akiva to the 24000 that died in the plague after Klal Yisrael were mezaneh with the Bnos Moav and worshipped Baal Peor. The Arizal connects their death to the 24000 people of Shechem that Shimon and Levi killed in the aftermath of Dina being violated by Shechem. What is the connection between these events? At first glance it seems that the only connection is the fact that there were 24000 deaths. In this shiur Rav Burg explains how these events are connected and how each moment of our lives is designed for us to to transform disgrace into dignity.