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Shimshon was the Shofet of Yisrael for 20 years and never once requested that his staff be moved for him.
The Pelishtim retracted their Shevu'ah in the same manner that a fox backpedals when it is trapped.
Shimshon judged Yisrael like their Father in heaven.
Bilam was lame in one leg and Shimshon was lame in two legs.
Five people were endowed with a heavenly facility and it eventually led to their downfall. (1)
Asa was punished because he brought Talmidei Chachamim with him to battle. (2)
It is a Machlokes Amora'im whether the Pundak of Avraham Avinu was an orchard or an inn.
Avraham Avinu taught every passerby how to call out the name of Hashem. (3)
Any Kalah who is a Tzenu'ah in her father-in-law's house will merit having kings and prophets descend from her. (4)
David ha'Melech was born Mahul.
David ha'Melech lowered himself both in his youth and his older age in front of those that were greater than him in order to learn Torah.
It is better to jump into a fiery furnace rather than to embarrass someone publicly. (5)
Yosef sanctified the name of Hashem Yisbarach privately and one letter from the name of Hashem was added to his name.
Yehudah sanctified the name of Hashem Yisbarach publicly and his entire name consists of the name of Hashem.
When Yehudah announced that Tamar was more righteous than him a Bas Kol called out and said, "You saved three people from the fire and three of your descendants will be saved from the fire." (6)
Avshalom rebelled with his hair and therefore he was hung by his hair.
A BIT MORE
1. Shimshon with his strength, Shaul with his neck, Avshalom with his hair, Asa with his legs and Tzidkiyahu with his eyes.
2. He also used took Chasanim when he went out to war.
3. After they ate and drank they attempted to bless Avraham and he said, "Did you eat from me? You ate from the G-d of the world!"
4. This is leaned out from Tamar who merited having Yeshayah ha'Navi and David ha'Melech descend from her.
5. This is leaned out from Tamar who did not want to explicitly say that she was pregnant from Yehudah in order not to embarrass him.
6. Chananya and Mishael and Azaryahu were saved from a furnace.
Avraham Avinu taught every passerby how to call out the name of Hashem. After they ate and drank they attempted to bless Avraham and he said, "Did you eat from me? You ate from the G-d of the world!" The Midrash says that the passersby refused to bless Hashem until Avraham Avinu insisted that they pay back everything that they benefited from him. When they saw the tremendous expenses that they would incur, they reluctantly blessed the name of Hashem. (Tosfos Shantz)
A SUBTLE REBUKE
When one rebukes his friend it should not be done harshly so as not to embarrass him. Although one who shames his friend is not punished with Malkus it is a grave sin. Our sages teach us that one who embarrasses his friend publicly does not have a share in the world to come. Therefore one must take care not to shame his friend. Whether he is big or small, he should not call him a name that will embarrass him and he should not tell over something that will embarrass him. (Rambam Hilchos De'os 6:8)
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