“Let them eat cake”, is an iconic careless expression that never happened.
“Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, said to have been spoken in the 18th century by “a great princess” upon being told that the peasants had no bread. Jean-Jacques Rousseau , actually coined this false statement to a young in mind and spirit…the quotation became attributed to Marie Antoinette , although there is no evidence that she said it.
This false accusation was taken as truth by those who were looking for any cause to afflict, accuse, and condemn to death the monarch and the monarchy.
I read the book: Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, it was a heart breaking tale of the young queens life as a biography based from her and other journals.
It shows me… how power words and mobs can be…sadly if spoken and gathered by angry heartless people.
ow does this relate to the Torah portion…… ?
If a group of strangers words are false and vicious…lead to a monarch death and a revolution that last years; one of which the nation is never same is possible….how much so if G-d, forbid… a husband lies on his wife and shames her to the entire community? How much more is evil tongue spoke against neighbors, co-workers and so on…