This evening (5/17/21) in our Tehilim/Tefilah shiur, we started AND finished learning the 2nd of the Shir ha'Maalos (or, if you ask Rashi, the 1st of the Shir ha'Maalos). We were perplexed at first, but we eventually came up with a sound theory. Not only that, but we figured out how to apply the insights to ourselves - as Jews in exiles, and as those who daven to Hashem.
רש"י - תהלים קכא:א
רשב"ם - תהלים קכא:א
Mark Twain, "An Essay Concerning the Jews" (excerpt) https://ohr.edu/ask_db/ask_main.php/176/Q4/
John Adams, "letter to F. A. Van der Kemp [Feb. 16, 1808]" https://www.simpletoremember.com/jewish/blog/john-adams-and-the-jews/
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