In this week's parsha:
- Hashem speaks differently to men and women
- A new perspective on who's most harmed by sin
- What angers Hashem the most
Speaking Differently to Men & Women
And this is similar to the explanation written by my teacher and Rebbe Abarbanel in Merkavat Hamishneh that Shamayim represents the males and Eretz represents the females because " just as the rain and the snow fall from the heavens….and bore its fruit and furthered its growth" (Yeshayah 55:10).
And it's written in Yitro (19:3): "So shall you say to the house of Jacob [beit Yaakov]" meaning that you shall speak to the women using soft speech "and tell the sons of Israel" meaning that you shall tell them words as hard as sinews.
Thus, it says, "Listen, Shamayim and I will speak hard speech with the males and the Eretz will hear imrei fi"—soft speech for the females.
And What about the Children?
The temptation of an hour's pleasure presses a person, but his sons and daughters don't even receive that hour of pleasure.
How can he not have pity on them, how can he bring them under that encompassing punishment?
This is what angers Hashem the most.
This is my own translation and any errors are also mine.