The Yalkut Shimoni (Chapter 620) says, "Hashem waits ten years before He passes a decree." Which is interesting, because it took ten years to find and kill Osama bin Laden!

Why does Hashem wait ten years before He passes a decree?

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    Maybe to give them time to do Tshuvah?
    – Mithical
    Mar 7, 2015 at 20:52
  • How did the author(s) of that text know that? Deduction from something in Tanach? A tradition passed down from ...somewhere? Direct question and answer session with HaShem? Just curious....
    – Gary
    Mar 7, 2015 at 21:35


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