Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Save us from the men in black
Throughout the Psalms, King David is praying to be saved from "anshei dumim" - men of blood (see e.g. chapters 26, 55, 56...), the Talmud teaches that the black color of blood, is in reality red that got stricken. Thus the color black is ideational to blood. Thus when saying these Psalms it is proper to have in mind that H"Y should save us from the men in black.