Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ever Wonder What צום קול ממון was doing in the Machzor

In most  Ashkenazi Machzorim, above the words of  
   ותשובה ותפילה וצדקה there appears  three words צום קול ממון .

What is the connection of Tzom to Teshuvah & Kol to Tefillah?

The Rambam Hl. Teshuva enumerates all the ingredients for Teshuva -(Azivas Hachet, Charata, Vidui and Kabala Al Ha'asid) but no mention of fasting.

The Gemoro says that those who think you need Kol for Tefillah are from the small believers. Wouldn't Kavanah be more appropriate for Tefilah?

Why is it important to tell you Tzedakah is money (Mammon)?

Perhaps, "Tzom, Kol, Mammon"  has no connection  to "Teshuva, Tefillah Utzedokoh", but is a different formula for a different occasion.

     Mavirin Roa Hagezeirah can be interpreted two ways:

1) Prevents bad Gezeiros from ch”v coming.

2) Removes (rids) bad Gezeiros that ch”v arrived already  .

To prevent bad Gezeiros  from coming, the formula is Teshuva, Tefilla and Tzedaka.

To get rid of bad Gezeiros that has ch”v arrived then the formula is as mentioned in The Rambam in Hl.Taniyos . (based on the Mishna Ta,anis 12b)
(א- הל' ד') ומדברי סופרים להתענות על כל צרה-   
   There is a mitzvah d’Rabanan to fast.                    
(א- הל' א') מצות עשה מה"ת לזעוק ולהריע בחצוצרות
 Mitzvah min Hatorah to blow trumpets& scream
to Hashem.
  (ג' הל' ד'- הל' ח') ונועלין את החניות- ממעטין במשא ומתן
You close the shops- reduce business dealings.

*(Mammon is not Tzedokoh but loss of monetary income)
It's very possible that during the Holocaust years it would
have been more appropriate to say Tzom Kol Mammon,Ma'avirin
es Roah Hagezeirah  instead of UTeshuva UTefilah

Utzedaka Ma'aviorin--   

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