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מחשבות על פרשת פקודי Rav Oiheiv Yisroel Elisha Klausner

24.02.2014

פרשת פקודי – הרב זמיר כהן

20.02.2014
הרב זמיר כהן בשיחה קצרה מתוך פרשיות פקודי ואת עניין השפעת הלבוש על אישיות האדם.

הרב בן ציון מוצפי שליט”א פרשת Vayakhel Porim ויקהל פורים התשע”ד (2014)

20.02.2014
הצטרפו לערוץ בלחיצת כפתור כל הרבנים בערוץ אחד!

פרשת פקודי

26.02.2014

הרב ברוך רוזנבלום פרשת פקודי 1 תשס״ז Rabbi Baruch Rosenblum

26.02.2014
דרשותיו המהממות של הרב ברוך רוזנבלום על פרשת השבוע המתקיימות בימי חמישי בעיר בני ברק ברחוב רבי עקיבא 52 בשעה 20:30

להודות ולהלל בפורים הרב רפאל כהן שליט”א פקודי תשע”ד

27.02.2014
האתר של מוסדות “יתד התשובה”: http://www.yated-hateshuva.com
הרב רפאל כהן שליט”א, יתד התשובה צפת, המרכז הרוחני הגדול לצפת והגליל
ישיבת האר”י הקדוש גני ילדים “פרחי כהונה” תלמוד תורה “פרחי כהונה”
בית הכנסת ובית המדרש “פקודת אלעזר” כולל להוראה “אור ברוך”
מעונות יום “שושנים לדוד” תיכון וסמינר “כנפי יונה”
חיזוק המרכז הרוחני ציון התנא הקדוש “בנימין הצדיק”
ירחון תורני “יתד המאיר” כולל נץ “תפילה לדוד” מפעל הנצחה “שם טוב”
ארגון “ברכה ושלום” לחיזוק הבית היהודי ספריה תורנית “אורה זו תורה”
איחוד הגמחי”ם “חסדי דוד” עריכת “פדיון נפש” “תיקון כרת”
רבנים הרצאות שלום בית תורה לימוד תורה יום שכולו תורה
שיעורים פרשת שבוע מועדי השנה מוסרים מהפרשה
מוסר חיזוק בלימוד התורה הקדושה ועוד…

פרשת פקודי

25.02.2014

הרב יוסף מזרחי מלחמה על ישראל באחרית הימים

26.02.2014

פרשת פקודי לגימת חסידות עם הרב שרגא זלמנוב

24.02.2014
פרשת פקודי ופרשת השקלים -מה זה מחצית השקל ולמה נותנים את מחצית השקל? ולמה מכריזים על השקלים בחודש אדר?
למה המילים משכן ומשכון הם אותו השורש?
ההרבה שאלות והרבה תשובות בפרק זה של לגימת חסידות עם הרב שרגא זלמנוב על פרשת פקודי

Rabbanim פרשת שבוע – פרשת פקודי

Rabbanim

ויקהל פקודי הרב אברהם הכהן

Rabbanim

פרשת ויקהל – פרשיות ויקהל פקודי – מלאכת המשכן – שלב הביצוע – נפגשים בפרשה – תש-ע – -הרב אורי עמוס שרקי – ערוץ מאיר – פרשת שבוע – שיעורי תורה – יהדות

04.03.2013
טיפ: הרשמו לערוץ שלנו ותקבלו עדכון על כל סרט חדש שנעלה!
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Rabbanim

Rabbanim

חדש! לדון לכף זכות הרב מנשה בן פורת חובה לצפות!!!,Rabbanim

09.02.2014
המשנה במסכת אבות מבקשת “והווה דן כל אדם לכף זכות”, כיצד ניתן לעשות כן? האם זה לא שקר לדון לכף זכות? על שאלות אלו ואחרות עונה הרב מנשה בן פורת דרך סיפורים מהחיים מתוך חוכמת חז”ל הנפלאה.

שלום חברים! כל מי שיכול בבקשה ממכם כל סרט טוב שראיתם ממה שאני העלתי או אחרים כמובן רק סרטי יהדות תלחצו על אהבתי וגם תגובה טובה או תודה וכמה זה חיזק אותכם כהוקרה על כל ההשקעה בערוץ זה מאוד חשוב לי ונותן כח להמשיך להעלות לכם עוד סרטים תודה לכולם!

מעוניינים לשמוע עצות מקצועיות בחינוך ילדים? http://www.DifferentEducation.org.il הקליקו לעצות מקצועיות בחינוך ילדים

פרשת ויקהל – משכן ואוהל – לימוד בוקר בפרשה – -הרב דב ביגון – ערוץ מאיר – פרשת שבוע – שיעורי תורה – יהדות

 04.03.2013

טיפ: הרשמו לערוץ שלנו ותקבלו עדכון על כל סרט חדש שנעלה!
הקליקו להרשמה: http://go.yahadoot.com/youtube/subscribe

אתר הוידאו הכשר הגדול בעולם: http://video.yahadoot.com
יצירת קשר עם ערוץ “יהדות”: youtube@yahadoot.com

שלום חברים! כל מי שיכול בבקשה ממכם כל סרט טוב שאתם רואים ממה שאני העלתי או אחרים כמובן רק סרטי יהדות תלחצו על אהבתי וגם תגובה טובה או תודה וכמה זה חיזק אותכם זה מאוד חשוב לי ונותן כח להמשיך להעלות סרטים ליוטיוב תודה לכולם! שלום חברים! כל מי שיכול בבקשה ממכם כל סרט טוב שאתם רואים ממה שאני העלתי או אחרים כמובן רק סרטי יהדות תלחצו על אהבתי וגם תגובה טובה או תודה וכמה זה חיזק אותכם זה מאוד חשוב לי ונותן כח להמשיך להעלות סרטים ליוטיוב תודה לכולם! מעוניינים לשמוע עצות מקצועיות בחינוך ילדים?http://www.DifferentEducation.org.ilhttp://www.DifferentEducation.org.il הקליקו לעצות מקצועיות בחינוךילדים

פרשת ויקהל

צדקה בינלאומית הרב אברהם בן אסולין

11.02.2014
שתפו תחברים והרשמו לערוץ שלי הרשמה לערוץ תעניק לכם את הזכות להיות הראשונים לדעת על כל הרצאה או סרטון חדש שיוצא לפני כולם
אתר הפייסבוק של הערוץ https://www.facebook.com/toraamitit?r…
אתר “תורה אחת” http://www.tora1.com הרצאות של מגוון רבנים לשמיעה ולצפיה עם מגוון נושאים זוגיות,חינוך ילדים,פרשת השבוע,חגי ישראל,הלכה,דף היומי,גמרא,קבלה,מיסטיקה,תורה ומדע,גילגולי נשמות,מוות קליני,חלומות,שם האדם,סוד האותיות,מוסר,סיפורי צדיקים,יהדות,תנך,חסידות,סיפורים אישיים של בעלי תשובה מגוון רבנים בין היתר: הרב יצחק פנגר,הרב זמיר כהן,הרב בן ציון מוצפי,הרב עובדיה יוסף,הרב יצחק יוסף,הרב שלמה לוינשטיין,הרב נסים יגן,הרב יעקב ישראל לוגאסי,הרב ארז משה דורון,הרב ברוך רוזנבלום,הרב ראובן אלבז,הרב יוסף מוגרבי,הרב שמשון פינקוס,הרב מנחם שטין,הרב משה איינהורן,הרב יאושיהו פינטו,הרב יעקב עדס,הרב יוסף בן פורת,הרב יחיאל יעקובזון,הרב שמחה כהן,הרב מאיר שלמה,הרב יהודה יוספי,הרב בניהו שמואלי,הרבית סיאני,הרב אליהו רוסתמי,הרב דניאל זר, הרב רפאל זר,הרב חיים הכהן המכונה בשם “החלבן” הרב יהודה אליהו,הרב מאיר אליהו,הרב זילבר,הרב חיים רבי,הרב נחום דיאמנט,הרב מרדכי נויגרשל,הרב אהרון זכאי,הרב עוזיהו אלכורת,הרב דוד בצרי,הרב דוד שטרית,הרב משה לוי,הרב יעקב שכנזי,הרב שלום לופס,הרב יוסף שובלי,הרב יעקב חיים סופר,הרב יורם אברגל,הרב יורם סרי,הרב עמנואל מזרחי,הרב אהרון פרידמן,הרב דן סגל,הרב יהונתן חן,הרב ניסים פרץ הרב אמנון יצחק הרב יצחק פנגר,הרב אמנון יצחק הרב יצחק פנגר,הרב אמנון יצחק הרב יצחק פנגר הרב לסרי,הרב ניר בן ארצי,הרב ארוש,הרב קוואס,הרב ברג,הרב דוד יוסף,הרב הרצל חודר,הרב יובל אשרוב הכהן,כהן,לוי,הרב כדורי,הרב קרליבך,הרב לייטמן,הרב לאו,הרב מאיר אליהו,הרב אמנון יצחק,הרב קריספי,ליאור הרב אמנון יצחק הרב בן ציון מוצפי הרב עובדיה יוסף
הרשמה לערוץ תעניק לכם את הזכות להיות הראשונים לדעת על כל הרצאה או סרטון חדש שיוצא לפני כולם
ובבקשה מכם לא לצפות בסרטונים בשבת וחגים
אנא בכל לשון בקשה שתפו את הערוץ בפייסבוק או בכל אתר שיתוף
וקח תקחו זכות נצחית בזיכוי הרבים
יהי רצון שכל השיעורים יהיו לנורה בת לאה בריאות הגוף והנפש ונחת מכולם
לרפואה שלמה מהרה לחיים בן מרים
ולעילוי נשמת אלי בן מזל ומשה בן גליה

הרב פינטו – פרשת / שהתקיים בלוס אנגלס / כ”ה בשבט תשע”ד

פרשת הרב שלמה יעקב ביטון

פרשת   עי הרב אליהו דיסקין יתרו יח שבט תשסט

12.01.2014
לחץ על הקישור הבא: והאזן או הורד אלפי קלטות אודיו
https://drive.google.com/folderview?i…

הרב יהודה קרויזר –

הרב פינטו

עונג שבת – פרשת יתרו – תוכנית באורך מלא

פרשת שמות הרב מאיר צימרוט בישיבת מתימן יבוא

 15.12.2013

הרב זמיר כהן

קול צופייך | תשנ”ח ו’ שבט | פרשת | הלכות ט”ו בשבט | מרן הרב מרדכי אליהו

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לתכנים וסרטים נוספים בקרו באתר הרב מרדכי אליהו
http://www.harav.org/

פרשת הרב קניאל שליט”א כרמיאל תשע”א

פרשת הרב קניאל שליט”א כרמיאל

הרב פינטו שיעור מוסר על פרשת שיעור קונפרנס לאשדוד

חדש! פרשת – הכרת הטוב הרב הרצל חודר מומלץ ומרתק ביותר!!!

פרשת הרב אליהו אור

פרשת הרב דרוקמן

קול צופייך | פרשת תשע”ד | הלכות הנלמדות מהמן | הרה”ג שמואל אליהו

07.01.2014
שיעורו השבועי של מורנו הרב שמואל אליהו על פרשת בדינים והלכות הנלמדות מירידת המן במדבר.. צפייה מהנה..
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לתכנים שיעורים וסרטים נוספים של הרב שמואל אליהו
בקרו באתר הרב מרדכי אליהו
http://www.harav.org/

הרב ברוך רוזנבלום פרשת

11.01.2014
דרשותיו המהממות של הרב ברוך רוזנבלום על פרשת השבוע המתקיימות בימי חמישי בעיר בני ברק ברחוב רבי עקיבא 52 בשעה 20:30

הרב שלמה לוינשטיין שליט”א –  פרשת  התשע”ב

27.01.2013
לעוד שיעורים של הרב ועוד רבנים אחרים יותר מ – 7.5000 שיעורים!!
בקרו בערוץ היוטיוב של ‘עמרם שלום פרידמן’

פרשת

2 דקות תורה לפרשת
הכנסו לערוץ – http://www.youtube.com/user/2Torah

לחצו “הרשם” \ subscribe ו”אהבתי” \ like.
שתי דקות של תורה – פרשת השבוע.
.Two minutes of torah, parashat bo
חידוש קצר מפרשת השבוע פרשת בא.
מפי הרב הצדיק רבי יוסף שובלי שליט”א.

קישורים:

http://www.breslev-midot.com/%D7%94%D… הרבי מליובאוויטש , rabbi melubavitz

שתי דקות תורה – חידושים קצרים על פרשת שבוע.

הידברות-הרב אורי זוהר-פרשת שמות

08.02.2012

פרשת שמות
הרב אורי זוהר ממשיך בסדר הפרשיות והמוסר שעומד מאחוריהם והפעם פרשת שמות.

מהרחו

29.07.2013   Rav Moshe Armoni

 

פרשת בא

11.12.2011

שיעורים של הרב מרדכי אלון שליט”א לפרשת השבוע משנת תשסח
בית מדרש ואהבת מושבה מגדל
הקדמה לספר שמות
שמות, פסוק א עד יא

הרב אברהם חפוטא שליט”א

הרב יצחק רצאבי הדרשה השבועית מוצ”ש 19.1.13 פרשת

19.01.2013

הרב יצחק רצאבי שליט”א הדרשה השבועית פרשת בא תשע”ג – באדיבות אתר יהודי נט פרשת השבוע http://www.yehudy.net

הרב יונה מצגר

הרב שקד בוהדנה שליט”א – פרשת ” ” תשע”א.

 הרב משה סוסנה

01.01.2013

מה התועלת שיצאה מהשיעבוד במצרים? ומה עלינו ללמוד מכך.

בקשות פרשת Bakashot Parashat

13.01.2011

On the Hilula of Baba Sali on Motsae Shabbat January 8th, the Sephardic Community got together at Abir Yaakob Congregation to sing the Moroccan Bakashot of Parashat Bo along with some of the piyutim of Yagel Yaakob.
Hazanim included:
R’ David Kadoch of Abir Yaakob
R’ Aviv Ouanounou of Magen David

Divre Torah address given by: Haham Amram Assayag

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Parashat Pikudei

26.02.2014
The trickery of King Achashveirosh. A beautiful connection to Parashat Pikudei. For more shiurim go to https://aworldoftorah.com

2014 02 27 Sfas Emes on Pekudei 5744 with Reb Aryeh

27.02.2014


Parshat Vayakhel Pekudei Highlights BukharianCommunity .com

22.04.2013

Parshat Vayakhel Pekudei Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

15.03.2012
This is the 1st segment of our weekly video blog on parashot Vayakhel Pekudei.
In it Harav Ginsburgh explains how the will to bring a personal offering draws the Divine Presence down on our heads, even during the time of exile.
He also explains a beautiful allusion to the name Yisrael found in this context.








Shlomo Katz Nigun of the Week

25.02.2014
Taken from Shiur on Parshat Pekudei – February 24, 2014

Rabbi Shlomo Katz: Parshat Pekudei – “How Do I Keep It Together?”
http://www.sassvideo.com/ShlomoKatzSh…

Parshat…. – Seeing the Bigger Picture

Dedicated by the Weissberg Family of Chicago, IL in memory of Blima Shoshan Bat Reuvain and Shlomo Issur ben Yehudah Aryeh





Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – Parshat and more…

15.12.2011
Visit Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi Website – http://www.divineinformation.com/





Rabbi Moshe Weisblum

Daf Yomi Talmud Succah page 6 Gemarrah Succot Rabbi Weisblum דף יומי תלמוד גמרא סוכה ו׳

Rabbi Svirsky

Rabbi Sam Thurgood




Rabbi Milevsky

videos from the YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash and Yeshivat Or Chaim

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Недельная глава Торы ПКУДЕЙ

22.02.2014 Rav Moshe Chaim Levin
http://www.chabadkensington.com
Завершение книги Шмот. Подведение итогов строительства Мишкана. Извлечение уроков для нас.
Актуальность и уроки недельной главы Торы для нашего времени – эпохи Мошиаха.
פ’ פקודי ה’תשמ”ט

Недельная глава Пкудей (14/03/12)

03.03.2013
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Das goldene Kalb
Zitat 1
1 Als aber das Volk sah, dass Mose ausblieb und nicht wieder von dem Berge zurückkam, sammelte es sich gegen Aaron und sprach zu ihm: Auf, mach uns einen G-tt, der vor uns hergehe! Denn wir wissen nicht, was diesem Mann Mose widerfahren ist, der uns aus Ägyptenland geführt hat.
2 Aaron sprach zu ihnen: Reißt ab die goldenen Ohrringe an den Ohren eurer Frauen, eurer Söhne und eurer Töchter und bringt sie zu mir.
3 Da riss alles Volk sich die goldenen Ohrringe von den Ohren und brachte sie zu Aaron.
4 Und er nahm sie von ihren Händen und bildete das Gold in einer Form und machte ein gegossenes Kalb. Und sie sprachen: Das ist dein G-tt, Israel, der dich aus Ägyptenland geführt hat!
(2. Moses 32:1-4)

Zitat 2
19 Sie machten ein Kalb am Horeb und beteten das gegossene Bild an
20 und verwandelten die Herrlichkeit ihres G-ttes in das Bild eines Ochsen, der Gras frisst.
21 Sie vergaßen G-tt, ihren Heiland, der so große Dinge in Ägypten getan hatte,
22 Wunder im Lande Hams und schreckliche Taten am Schilfmeer.
23 Und er gedachte, sie zu vertilgen, wäre nicht Mose gewesen, sein Auserwählter; der trat vor ihm in die Bresche, seinen Grimm abzuwenden, dass er sie nicht verderbe.
(Psalmen 106:19-23)

Zitat 3
Wo keine Rinder sind, da ist die Krippe leer; aber die Kraft des Ochsen bringt reichen Ertrag.
(Sprüche 14:4)

Zitat 4
3 Ein Ochse kennt seinen Herrn und ein Esel die Krippe seines Herrn; aber Israel kennt’s nicht, und mein Volk versteht’s nicht.
(Jesaja 1:3)

Der heilige Tisch – Pekudei 5771

Der heilige Tisch (Aus DJZ, Nr. 9, 3. Ador 5769 / 27. Feb. 2009, bearbeitet von S. Weinmann)

In fünf Parschiot – Teruma, Tezawe , Ki Tissa, Wajakhel und in der dieswöchigen Parscha Pekudej – werden die Geräte des Mischkans besprochen und beschrieben. Sie alle waren wortwörtlich heilige Geräte und Teil des Mischkans (Stiftzelt), dem Ort, wo sich die Schechina (G“ttesgegenwart) im Klall Jisrael niederliess, und von wo aus die Heiligkeit sich zwischen allen Jehudim ausbreitete.

Im Kodesch Hakodoschim, dem allerheiligsten Platz im Mischkan, stand der Aron Hakodesch (Bundeslade) mit den Keruwim (2 Figuren mit Flügeln und Kindergesicht) auf seinem Deckel. Diese symbolisierten die Schechina, wie sie sich mit dem Klall Jisrael und der Tora, die im Aron Hakodesch lag, verbunden fühlt. Jeder Jehudi, der während der Zeit des Mischkan, bzw. des Bet Hamikdasch (Tempels) gelebt hatte, fühlte mit allen seinen Sinnen, dass sich die Schechina in unmittelbarer Nähe zu ihm befand. Denn der Aron hatte den Zweck, die Gegenwart der Schechina auszustrahlen.

So hatte auch jedes der heiligen Geräte den Zweck, eine bestimmte Angelegenheit dem Klall Jisrael zu vermitteln und zu symbolisieren.

Wie war es mit dem Schulchan (Tisch)? Was für eine Aufgabe hatte dieser? Chasal (unsere Weisen) erklären, dass der Schulchan auf den ‚Schulchan Melachim’ – die „königliche Tafel“ hinweist. Der „königliche Tisch“ bedeutet Reichtum, und so wurde dem Klall Jisrael durch den Schulchan grosser Reichtum beschert. Die Gemara (Bawa Batra 24b) rät, dass „wer weise werden will, sich beim Gebet etwas gegen Süden richten soll“, da die Menora (Leuchter), die die Weisheit symbolisiert, im Süden des Mischkan stand, und „derjenige, der reich werden möchte, seine Tefillot etwas nach Norden gerichtet“ verrichten soll. Denn der Schulchan stand auf der nördlichen Seite des Mischkan, und er verbreitete im Klall Jisrael den Reichtum.

Die Gemara erzählt uns auch, dass die Kohanim (Priester) sich jeweils jeden Schabbat die zwölf Brote untereinander teilten, und dass wegen der grossen Anzahl der Kohanim jeder bloss ein Stück, das die Grösse einer Bohne hatte, erhielt. Es war aber keineswegs ‚bloss’. Von diesem kleinen Stück wurde man vollkommen satt. Es hatte das grösste Mass der Beracha (Segen) in sich, und so gab es dem Menschen, der es gegessen hatte, alle Nahrung, die er nötig hatte und gab ihm das Gefühl der Sättigung. Der Schulchan verbreitete also Segen im Klall Jisrael.

Man kann aber sicher verstehen, dass ein heiliges Gerät wie der Schulchan, nicht bloss die Aufgabe hatte, irdischen Reichtum, ohne geistigen Wert zu verbreiten. Es ist doch klar, dass der Schulchan auch den Zweck hatte, den Klall Jisrael zu lehren, wie mit dem Reichtum umzugehen, und wie mit ihm ein geistiges Leben zu führen. Der Ktaw Sofer sieht im Schulchan wirklich eine solche Andeutung.
Der ganze Tisch war mit Gold überzogen und gewisse Teile von ihm wurden sogar aus purem Gold hergestellt und symbolisierte somit Reichtum und Fürstlichkeit. Es war nicht nur sein Aussehen, sondern, wie bereits erwähnt, hatte durch ihn ganz Klall Jisrael Segen in ihrem Essen und in ihren Gütern. Der Schulchan war das Gerät, wodurch G“tt Seinen Segen über Klall Jisraels irdische Güter walten liess. Und dennoch; was lag auf dem Schulchan? 12 Brote mit zwei Löffel Lewona (Weihrauch-Harz). Ja, es war sicher Brot voller Segen, aber trotzdem, es war bloss trockenes Brot.

Und genau dies zeigte der Schulchan den Jehudim. „So ist die Lebensweise der Tora: Brot mit Salz iss, Wasser nach Mass trinke, auf der Erde schlafe…“ (Sprüche der Väter 6,4) Damit sagen uns Chasal, dass ein frommer Jehudi so sein Tora-Leben führen soll. Er kann Reichtum haben, er kann fürstlich leben, aber er soll doch nur das einfachste und lebenswichtigste von den irdischen Dingen zu sich nehmen.
Rabejnu Hakadosch – Rabbi Jehuda HaNassi – der Verfasser unserer Mischna, streckte vor seinem Tod seine zehn Finger nach oben aus und tat kund: „Ich habe alle meine Finger für das Tora-Lernen eingesetzt und von dieser Welt nicht einmal einen kleinen Finger zum Vergnügen genommen.“ (Ketubot 104a) Die Gemara bezeugt jedoch (Awoda Sara 11a), dass auf seiner Tafel das ganze Jahr hindurch die vorzüglichsten Speisen aufgetischt waren, nie fehlte irgendein Gemüse…. Er selbst aber genoss nur das Nötigste!

Darum war der Schulchan auch das einzige Gerät, das nicht in einer Mikwa getaucht werden konnte. Denn das Lechem Hapanim (Schaubrot) musste durchgehend auf dem Schulchan liegen. Denn so schreibt der Passuk es vor: „Und auf den Tisch sollst du das Lechem Hapanim, ständig vor Mich legen (Schemot 25,30).“ Sobald man das alte Brot wegnahm, legte man gleich das frische hin. Denn der Schulchan zeigte den Jehudim, dass ein jüdisches Tora-Leben auch nicht einen Moment ohne dieses Bewusstsein geführt werden darf.

Reichtum muss ständig von Genügsamkeit geprägt sein.

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Rabbi Glenn Black, CEO of Canada NCSY shares a midrash about the Vavim in Parshat Pekudei. The word, translated as hooks, only appears once in the parsha, but is an illustration of what keeps our Jewish communities bound together, which is a guiding principal for NCSYers.

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One of the many new but somehow always temporary buzzwords that are so beloved in our current society is “transparency.” In our current world’s lexicon this word has substituted for what earlier in my life our teachers used to call “accountability.” No matter, the idea is the same; namely, that when it comes to public funds and positions one is held to be responsible to the nth degree for what occurs under one’s aegis and watch. In a project of such magnitude as creating the Tabernacle/Mishkan from scratch, making and collecting the necessary funds and materials, paying the workers and overseeing the construction, it is likely that it will be difficult to account for every…

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CHASSIDIC DIMENSION: An Eternal Resting Place (Pekudei)

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Adar I 27, 5774 · February 27, 2014

An Eternal Resting Place

The Zohar on the portion Pekudei1 speaks of the Mishkan , the Beis HaMikdash , and the placing of the Ark in the Beis HaMikdash’s Holy of Holies. When the Ark was placed there, says one opinion in the Zohar, the Ark said:2 “This is my eternal resting place; here I shall dwell, for I desire it.”

According to another opinion, this verse was recited by the Jewish people when theBeis HaMikdash was completed and the Ark was placed in the Holy of Holies. There is yet a third opinion, namely, that “G-d recites this verse regarding the Jewish people when they obey His will.”

Since all three opinions are mentioned in the Zohar in conjunction with its discussion of the Mishkan , Beis HaMikdash , and the placing of the Ark, it follows that all three opinions relate in some way to the Mishkan and Beis HaMikdash.

How does the final opinion relate to the Zohar’s earlier discussion regarding theMishkan, etc., when according to this interpretation the verse is speaking of G-d eternally dwelling within the Jewish people? Moreover, why the difference of opinion as to who recites this verse?

The difference between these three views stems from different attitudes regarding the primary purpose of the Mishkan and Beis HaMikdash :

The first opinion maintains that the principal purpose of, and desire for, the Mishkanwas in order that there be a resting place for the Divine Presence, as it dwelled within the Ark.3 Thus it says that the Ark recited this verse.

The second comment holds that the main purpose of the Mishkan and Beis HaMikdash was to give the Jewish people an established place in which to serve G-d.4 This was accomplished upon the completion of the Mishkan and Beis HaMikdashand the placement of the Ark in the Holy of Holies. It therefore holds that the Jewish people recited the verse.

The third opinion contends that the chief purpose of the Mishkan and Beis HaMikdashwas that the Divine Presence reside among the Jewish people5 — G-d’s “resting place” is dependent upon the Jewish people. Thus it was G-d who recited this verse regarding the Jewish people.

The three views, however, are in basic agreement; all three considerations are of primary importance for the Mishkan and Beis HaMikdash ; they merely refer to different time periods.

The structures involved represent several distinct phases: the Mishkan , the first and second Beis HaMikdash , and the future Beis HaMikdash.

The Mishkan first and foremost allowed for the dwelling of the Divine Presence within the Ark. Moreover, the permanent “resting place” of the Ark was primarily in the Mishkan, for the second Beis HaMikdash was without the Ark6 while the first Beis HaMikdashwas partially deprived of it.7 The first opinion thus refers to the time of the Mishkan.

The full meaning of “a resting place,” however, cannot be applied to the Mishkan , for it moved from place to place. Both the first and second Beis HaMikdash were stationary. The Jewish people could therefore realize their dream of a permanent place for the service to G-d only in relation to the Beis HaMikdash , and not the Mishkan.

But both the first and second Beis HaMikdash were destroyed because of the iniquities of the Jewish people. Thus, in terms of “G-d reciting this verse regarding the Jewish people when they obey His will,” this could not apply to the first and second Beis HaMikdash.

It is only with regard to the third (and everlasting) Beis HaMikdash that G-d recites the verse. For then the Jews will fully obey His will, and the Divine Presence will wholly unite with, and reside within them. G-d will thus be able to say of the Jews: “This is My eternal resting place; here I shall dwell, for I desire it.”

Based on Likkutei Sichos Vol. XXI, pp. 260-263.

FOOTNOTES
1. 222b.
2. Tehillim 132:14.
3. See Ramban beginning of portion Terumah.
4. See Rambam, beginning of Hilchos Beis HaBechirah and Sefer HaMitzvos, Positive Command 20.
5. See Shmos Rabbah ch. 33:1, 34:3; Tanchuma (Buber), Bechukosai 5, Naso 19.
6. Yoma 21b.
7. Divrei HaYomim II 35:3; Yoma 52b.

 

FOR FRIDAY NIGHT: One and All (Pekudei)

One and All
Adar I 27, 5774 · February 27, 2014

 

A great endeavor comes to a successful conclusion in the Parshah of Pekudei. The Sanctuary is completed by Moses and the Children of Israel.

This beautiful prototype of the Temple was built by everyone. The leading artist, craftsman and architect was Betzalel, but everyone else helped. The Torah mentions the men and the women, with special emphasis on the skill and artistry of the women; the Sages add that also the children took part.

Let us look at this from the eyes of each individual. Each person felt that through the fact the he or she was taking part in the construction of the Sanctuary, whatever his or her individual contribution, the entire structure was built. It is true that without all the other hundreds of thousands of people also taking part, the Sanctuary could not have been completed. Nonetheless, each person felt that he had succeeded in the task to bring the entire Sanctuary into being.

The Sages tell us that at the end of the work Moses gave a blessing: “May G-d grant that His Divine Presence will dwell in the work of your hands.” The Sanctuary is called “the work of your hands,” applying to the entire nation collectively and also to each person individually.

How does an individual feel this sense of achievement not just in the tiny part he or she actually created, but in the whole? The Lubavitcher Rebbe suggests: When one’s participation is to the maximum of one’s ability to fulfill the Divine expectation. You do your utmost, however much or little that is, then you can justly feel that the entire sacred structure is the product of your efforts.

This idea about the role of the individual applies not only in the building of the Sanctuary thousands of years ago, but in all our collective endeavors today as the Jewish people. There are great tasks which face us. Not only do we need to “preserve” Judaism; we, the Jewish people acting together, have to bring ourselves and the world into the next stage of history.

This is a task which involves all of us. Yet following the logic applied to the Sanctuary, if each of us gives our “all,” we can each feel that the total task is our particular, individual achievement. It is in our hands!

GARDEN OF TORAH: The Power of the Individual (Pekudei)

 
The Power of the Individual
Adar I 27, 5774 · February 27, 2014
Pekudei; Exodus 38:21-40:38

 

Adapted from
Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XXI, p. 250ff;
Sefer HaSichos 5749, p. 313ff;
Sichos Shabbos Parshas Pekudei, 5743;
Sichos Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel, 5752

Contrast and Concord

What is the true importance of an individual? On one hand, our society often exaggerates the importance of personal gratification. In actual life, however, many people feel dwarfed by their surroundings, insignificant before the raging sea of experience to which contemporary life exposes us.

These concepts receive focus in Parshas Pekudei. The word pekudei means “reckoning,” and refers to the tallying of the gold, silver, and brass donated for the Sanctuary, and the inventory of all its utensils and services.1

Any reckoning involves an interplay of antithetical concepts. The fact that a reckoning is required presumes the existence of a multitude of elements. The focus of a reckoning, however, is not the multitude, but rather the individual entities which comprise it. And yet the ultimate importance of each individual element stems from the fact that it exists as a part of a whole.

On one hand, the Sanctuary is dependent on its individual elements. If one of those elements, no matter how tiny, is lacking, the Sanctuary as a whole is incomplete, and unfit to serve as G-d’s resting place.

Simultaneously, the whole which is forged by the combination of these elements is far more than the sum of its parts. When brought together, the different elements of the Sanctuary are granted a measure of importance that surpasses their individual value. By being a part of the Sanctuary, each element fosters the revelation of G-d’s Presence.

True Accomplishment

Every person’s heart is described as “a sanctuary in microcosm,”2 and every act of worship in the Sanctuary is reflected in our Divine service.3 Similarly, with regard to the above concepts, every individual must appreciate that he is far greater than his individual self. He contains the potential to serve as part of klal Yisrael, the Jewish people as a whole the medium for the revelation of G-d’s Presence within our world.

How is this potential realized? When a person a) develops his own abilities to the utmost, shouldering all the responsibility that he has been given. And when b) he joins together with others engaged in the same task, thus becoming part of a greater whole.

The importance of the latter step is also highlighted in Parshas Vayakhel.4 Thus it is more than coincidence that these two Torah portions are often read together. On one hand, their messages may appear contradictory: Vayakhel emphasizes the fusion of individuals into a spiritual collective, while Pekudei underscores the personal contribution of every individual. But a collective will be incomplete unless it includes every individual,5 and unless it allows each of those individuals to fully developed himself. Simultaneously, each individual must realize that he will not reach his full potential until he joins with others.6

What Lies At the Core

The possibility exists of forging a unified whole from divergent parts only because each of these components already shares a fundamental connection. Every person’s soul is “an actual part of G-d.”7 Therefore, despite the differences between individuals, they are bound together by a basic commonalty. Similarly, in the world at large, every particle of existence is maintained by G-d’s creative energy, and this common ground generates the potential for unity.

Keeping One’s Balance Sheet

As mentioned, the reckoning of Parshas Pekudei includes “the account of the sums of gold, silver, and brass donated for the Sanctuary, and the account of all its utensils and its services.” First, an inventory was taken of the resources available, and then a reckoning was made as to how these resources were used.

These concepts are also relevant in our Divine service. First, a person must take inventory; he must know who he is and what he can do. Afterwards, from time to time, he must determine how well these abilities are being employed, and what he has accomplished with them. The sequence is also significant; awareness of the existence of one’s potential serves as a prod, spurring its realization.

The Catalyst For Personal Development

The Torah reading begins:8 “This is the reckoning of the Sanctuary… which was calculated by Moshe,” i.e., the reckoning of the different elements of the Sanctuary and correspondingly, the reckoning of the abilities of every individual is dependent on the input of Moshe Rabbeinu. It is Moshe Rabbeinu who arouses the inner G-dly potential that every individual possesses.

And after all the elements of the Sanctuary were complete, it was Moshe who actually erected it and inaugurated its service. For it is Moshe’s leadership which stimulates the expression of each individual’s inner potential and encourages its synergistic interaction with that of others.

No End to Growth

Parshas Pekudei does not conclude with the construction of the Sanctuary, but mentions two further points:

a) That “the cloud rested upon it, and the glory of G-d filled the Sanctuary,”9 i.e., the Sanctuary had become a resting place for the Divine Presence, and

b) “When the cloud arose… the children of Israel set forth on all their journeys”10 that our Divine service requires constant progress.

These two points are fundamental to the reckoning that every person must make. Each must know that the ultimate goal is the revelation of G-d’s Presence. And each must realize that it is impossible to rest on one’s laurels; the ongoing revelation of G-d’s Presence involves continual advancement.

Ultimately, as we “proceed from strength to strength,”11 we will “appear before G-d in Zion,” in the Third Beis HaMikdash with the coming of the Redemption.

FOOTNOTES
1. RashiExodus 38:21.
2. For the Torah states (Exodus 25:8): “And you shall make Me a Sanctuary and I will dwell within.” A plural form for the word “within” (בתוכם) is used, implying that G-d causes His Presence to rest, not only within the Sanctuary, but within the heart of every individual. (Reishis Chochmah, Shaar HaAhavah, sec. 6, Sheloh, p. 325b.)
3. See the text Toras HaOleh authored by the Ramah, the commentary of Rabbeinu Bechaye to Parshas Terumah, and other works.
4. See the previous essay entitled, “More than Gathering Together.”
5. In Derech Mitzvosecho, mitzvas ahavas Yisrael, the Tzemach Tzedek employs the classic analogy of a human body to describe the Jewish people. As he emphasizes, a lack of well-being in one limb affects the organism as a whole.
6. In this context, the sequence of Torah readings is also significant. Vayakhel, the fusion into a collective, precedes Pekudei. Were a person to begin with self-concern, he might never leave the confines of his self-interest. When, however, a goal above self is established first, self-development becomes part of a larger framework.
7. Tanya, ch. 2.
8. Exodus 38:21.
9. Exodus 40:35.
10. Ibid.: 36.
11. Psalms 84:8.

ONCE UPON A CHASID: Hypocrisy (Pekudei)

Adar I 27, 5774 · February 27, 2014
Hypocrisy
 

And they brought the Sanctuary to Moses, the tent and all its furnishings, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its foundations… And Moses saw all the work, and, behold, they have done it as G-d had commanded… and Moses blessed them… (39:33-43)

“And Moses blessed them” – He said: “May it be the will of G-d that His presence dwell within the work of your hands.”

– Rashi’s commentary

Often, a person may feel inadequate in the face of a spiritual challenge and contend that he is simply not equipped to reach for ‘lofty’ attainments. For example, one may argue that while the perfection of his behavior is a matter of choice, he lacks the mental and emotional fortitude to transform his character. This, he maintains, is best left to individuals of a greater spiritual stature than himself

Says the Torah: You do yours. Apply yourself to constructing the external edifice, and the Almighty will provide the ‘soul’ to dwell therein. Do your utmost to make yourself fitting vessel, and G-d will fill it with the sublime resources which seem so elusive to you now.1

– Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

Once, a certain individual was condemned to Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi as a hypocrite. “He considers himself a chassid (‘a pious one’),” the Rebbe was told, “and has assumed all sorts of pious customs and practices. He acts like a real holy fellow. But it’s all superficial – internally, his mind and heart are as coarse and unrefined as ever.”

“Well,” said the Rebbe, “in that case, may he meet the end that the Talmud predicts for such people.”

The ‘informers’ were taken aback. They had merely desired to ‘warn’ the Rebbe about this individual. But now, what sort of calamity had the Rebbe called down upon him?

Rabbi Schneur Zalman explained: In the final mishnah of the tractate Pe’ah, the Talmud discusses the criteria for a pauper to be eligible to receive charity. The section concludes with the warning: “One who is not in need, but takes… one who is not lame or blind but makes himself as such, will not die of old age until he is indeed as such.”

“In the same vein,” concluded the Rebbe, “one who makes of himself more than he is in matters of righteousness and piety, will eventually find that these traits have become ingrained in his character and very being.”

FOOTNOTES
1. In his Tanya, Rabbi Schneur Za lman applies this to the Benoni (‘ordinary man’) who feels that he lacks the spiritual credentials to aspire to the level of Tzaddik , the perfectly righteous individual, who has utterly transformed himself both ‘inside’ and ‘out’ (see footnote — on page —). In the words of Rabbi Schneur Zalman: “Habit reigns supreme in any sphere and becomes second nature. So if one accustoms himself to despise evil, it will, to some extent, become despicable in truth; likewise, if one accustoms himself to gladden his heart in G-d through reflection upon His greatness, his self impulsion will bring on inspiration from On High. If he pursues this path, perhaps a spirit from above will descend upon him and imbue him with the soul of a Tzaddik.”

PARSHAH IN A NUTSHELL: Pekudei

Pekudei
Adar I 26, 5774 · February 26, 2014
Exodus 38:21-40:38
 

Moses makes an accounting of the gold, silver and copper donated by the people for the making of the Mishkan. Betzalel, Ahaliav and their assistants make the Eight Priestly Garments — the ApronBreastplateCloakCrownHat,TunicSash and Breeches — according to the specifications communicated to Moses in theParshah of Tetzaveh.

The Mishkan is completed and all its components are brought to Moses, who erects it and anoints it with the holy Anointing Oil, and initiates Aaron and his four sons into the priesthood. A cloud appears over the Mishkan, signifying the Divine Presence that has come todwell within it.

This week’s Torah reading also includes Parshat Shekalim (Exodus 30:11-16), which speaks of the half-shekel each Jew contributed to the Sanctuary.

TORAH STUDIES: Parshat Pekudei

Adar I 26, 5774 · February 26, 2014
Pekudei

Four of the last five Sidrot have dealt with the construction of the Sanctuary and its vessels by the Israelites. What is the difference between them that justifies their division into four separate Sidrot? There is a clear difference between the first two (Terumah and Tetzaveh) which concern the command itself, and the second two (Vayakhel and Pekudei) which concern its transmission and execution. But what distinguishes Vayakhel and Pekudei? And what links them so that they are often read together in the same week? This is the ground covered next, and its investigation results in an analysis of the stages in the Divine-human encounter.

1. Vayakhel and Pekudei

Nothing in the Torah is coincidental. Being the word of G-d, its every detail is precise and intended. This applies to the division of the Torah into Sidrot. This was not necessary simply because it is too large a mass of material to remain without divisions, but because every Sidra contains its own distinct subject and point. And the same is true of the names of the Sidrot. These are not just taken randomly from their first words. Instead, they are precise indicators of their subject-matter; and it is because of this that their names occur within the first few words of their opening passage.

This is the meaning of the comment in the Zohar1 that there are fifty-three Sidrot in the Torah, a fixed and permanent number, even in those years when two Sidrot are read together to fit the reading of the Torah into the calendrical year. Every Sidra has its individual point, and the occasional joining of two Sidrot means no more than that sometimes two points are read on the same day.

In the light of this it is clear that the Sidrot of Vayakhel and Pekudei are distinct in their message, even though they are in some years read together. Both concern the building of the Sanctuary and its vessels, just as the previous Sidrot of Terumah and Tetzaveh concerned the command and the instructions for its building. But Terumah and Tetzaveh, though they share a subject-matter, tell us different things about it, as we can see by the fact that they are never read together. Likewise Vayakhel and Pekudei, though they are both about the building of the Sanctuary, have two quite separate implications.

2. Preparation and Revelation

The difference between them is this. In Vayakhel we read about how Moses gathered the Israelites together to communicate to them G-d’s command to build a Sanctuary and make its vessels, and how they set about fulfilling their instructions. The Sidra of Pekudei tells us about the accounts that Moses made of the voluntary offerings of materials for the Sanctuary, in gold, silver, copper and so on; to what ends they were used; how the Sanctuary and its vessels were anointed with oil; how offerings were made; and how this brought about the drawing down of the presence of G-d—“And the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the L-rd filled the Sanctuary.”2

The essential point of Vayakhel is the service of created beings, namely, how the Israelites built a Sanctuary with their property, their bodies and their souls. From their property, they gave the thirteen (or some say, fifteen) kinds of voluntary offerings of material for the Sanctuary. With their bodies, they gave the labor with which it was constructed. And with their souls they gave the “uplifted heart,” the “wisdom” and the “willingness of spirit” which the Torah mentions as accompanying the work. But this was entirely the service of created beings. What Pekudei adds is the Divine response, “And the glory of the L-rd filled the Sanctuary.”

Although the work which is described in Vayakhel brought about a revelation of G-d, for every act done as part of the Divine service results in an emanation of G-dliness, it was infinitesimal in comparison with the glory of G-d filling the Sanctuary, the state that was achieved through the anointing of the Sanctuary and the bringing of offerings.

There are cases where we say that the preparation for a Mitzvah is also a holy act.3 But in its effect of bringing about a drawing down of G-d into the world, the preparation for an act cannot be compared with the act itself.4 And this applies more strongly to the preparation of the Sanctuary and its vessels—the theme of Vayakhel. For they do not become holy until they are anointed with oil or used for actual worship5—the point of Pekudei. Therefore the revelation which was brought about by the sanctification of the Sanctuary, infinitely exceeded that of its preparation.

These then are the essential themes of the four Sidrot which are concerned with the Sanctuary and its vessels:6

Terumah and Tetzaveh relate the command of G-d to construct a Sanctuary, with this distinction, that Terumah concerns the Sanctuary itself and its vessels, and Tetzaveh the special garments of the priests.

Vayakhel tells of Moses communicating this command, and of the Israelites fulfilling it.

Finally, Pekudei reports the response of G-d in filling the Sanctuary with His glory.

We have here the three stages in the dialogue between G-d and man, the three phases through which their relationship progresses.7 First there comes the Divine initiative, the “awakening from above,” the command which opens up a path for man to unite himself with G-d’s will. Then there is the human response, the “awakening from below” in which he rises to the challenge of obedience and creates within himself and his world a hallowed space, hollowed out, as it were, from his delusions of self-sufficiency, for G-d to enter and make His habitation. Finally there comes the Divine response, the revelation of G-d within the human sphere. The command, which was the opening voice of G-d, came like a voice from outside, inviting man to break through his shell of self and separation. But the concluding response of G-d is a voice from within, flooding the human sanctuary with “the glory of the L-rd.” This is the voice of Pekudei.

3. Two Weeks in One

Even though this revelation of Pekudei is wholly beyond that of Vayakhel, (the stage of human response and preparation) still the two Sidrot are often read together in the same week. Because sometimes when time is short, we must achieve in “one week” what normally takes “two.”

This does not mean that we must forsake the discipline of time. The Sanctuary was essentially a “dwelling-place in the lower world,” within the human dimension, within time and space. It means rather that within time, we must not be bound by time.

There is a connection here with the month of Adar, in which these Sidrot are usually read. Adar, is, of course, the month of Purim. And although Purim always falls on a weekday, when we are permitted to work, the essence of Purim lies in the command that on it “a man should be merry until he does not know the difference between ‘Blessed be Mordechai’ and ‘Cursed be Haman.’” This stands for going beyond rationality, beyond knowledge and the limits it implies. So that Purim represents the importation into the weekday working world of “going beyond all limits.” It is the infinite in the heart of the finite.

Thus the linking of Vayakhel with Pekudei, of the human preparation with the Divine response, symbolizes the meeting of timelessness with time, the joining of G-d and man. This is both a preface to and a preparation for the future revelation, when in Isaiah’s words,8 “I will make your windows of agate (kadkod)”on which the Talmud9comments: “The Holy One, blessed be He, said…—‘Let it be as this one and as that one’ (kedain ukedain) “when man and G-d are one.”

4. Command and Fulfillment

Another implication of the joining of the two Sidrot is this: Between G-d’s command to Moses (contained in Terumah and Tetzaveh) and Moses’ command to the Israelites and their response (the content of Vayakhel and Pekudei) the events of Ki Tissa and the Golden Calf can intervene. But once the command has entered the world through Moses (in Vayakhel) nothing can prevent its immediate fulfillment (in Pekudei).

Even when they are not read together, even when the evil inclination interposes a gap between command and completion, there is no substance to the interruption, nothing new to serve as a distraction. When Moses, or his successors in every generation,10have revealed the command, its fulfillment is assured. The command itself is a promise of achievement, and assurance that “the glory of the L-rd will fill the Sanctuary.”

(Source: Likkutei Sichot, Vol. III pp. 933-936)

FOOTNOTES
1. Part I, 104b. Tikkunei Zohar, Tikkun, 13 (29b).
2. Shemot 40:34.
3. Cf. Melo Haroim andEncyclopedia Talmudit, under Hazmanah.
4. Shaarei Orah, Maamar Yaveeu Levush Malchut, ch. 7.
5. Shavuot, 15a.
6. Cf. Ramban, Shemot 36:8.
7. Likkutei Torah, Shir Hashirim, 24a.
8. Isaiah 54:12.
9. Baba Batra, 75a. Explained at length in Likkutei Torah, Re’eh.
10. Tikkunei Zohar, Tikkun, 69 (114a). Cf. Bereishit Rabbah, 56:7.

 

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Adar: Sanctity of Shekalim
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When Haman planned to destroy the Jews, he wanted to give Achashveirosh 10,000 talents of silver. The Midrash says, Hashem knew that Haman would offer this to the king. He therefore kept before Him the merit of theshekalim that the Jews gave for thekorbanot and this protected them from Haman’s shekalim. How do we understand this perplexing Midrash?

The Shem Mishmuel explains that the half shekel was an atonement. Moshe had difficulty understanding what exactly the Jews were supposed to give. So Hashem took a fiery coin from under his throne of glory and said, “Zeh yitnu. This is what they should give.” The Hebrew word for money is kesef. It comes from the same root word as nichsof nichsafti, a longing passion and a desire. The use of money expresses in some form a craving for the object purchased. A mitzva performed with money will be one where a deep yearning and love for Hashem and His Torah is expressed. When a Jew’s desire for mitzvot and closeness to Hashem wanes, when the zeal is missing, he can easily fall prey to indolence and sin. At that point, it is not enough to return to mitzva observance as if nothing has happened. Rather, the sinner must leave the mindset that led him to sin in the first place. He must transform his view of life and perform mitzvot with burning desire. Then can he be certain that the lackadaisical attitude that caused him to err will not creep up on him again. When Hashem said, “Zeh yitnu,” He meant to say, “This is how you should give.” Kindling the love, fire, and enthusiasm formitzvot will rectify and atone for the root of sin.

When the Torah describes Amalek’s attack it says, “Asher karcha ba’derech.” They happened upon you on the way.” Karcha comes from the root word kar, cold. When the Jews lost their passion for Torah and mitzvot, Amalek was able to strike. As a safeguard against repeating this on a national level, Hashem gave us themitzva of the half shekel, the embodiment of zeal and desire to do amitzva. Thus the Jewish people’s means of salvation was in place long before Haman was born. Haman said, “Yeshno am achad mefuzar u’mefurad bein ha’amim. There is one nation spread out and divided among the nations.” The commentators explain thatyeshno can be read as yashnu am. The nation was sleeping. Amalek gained a momentary foothold because the Jewish people’s mitzvaobservance had become robotic and mechanical. The response to Amalek had to be passionate and fiery teshuva.

We must awaken within ourselves the excitement of the half shekel. How do we break out of routine? When we study a mitzva more in-depth and discover new insights we feel more passion for it. We celebrate Purim with unmatched exuberance not found during any other day of the year. This unbridled joy must remain with us the rest of the year so that our prayers, Torah learning, and good deeds reach a new level. The Megilah says, “Layehudim hayta orahv’simcha v’sasson vi’ykar. The Jews had light, joy, gladness, and dignity.” The gemara explain that orah refers to Torah. The Jews already accepted all mitzvot at Har Sinai but their light, joy, and passion were missing. On Purim the Jews repented with love and with it came a new acceptance of the Torah with enthusiasm and gladness. Every week at the end of Shabbat we say this verse out loud as a reminder to take the joy and inspiration of the Shabbat day into our week.

The Navi says, “Tziyon b’mishpat tipadeh v’shaveha b’tzedaka.” If we want to be redeemed in Nissan, we must work on giving in Adar. Giving breeds love. The shekalim bring out the part of us that yearns to share and desires connection to Hashem.

Mesilat Yesharim explains themiddah of perishut (abstention), the fourth rung in the ladder to self- perfection. You might say, “This is far above my reach. I’ll never reach this level, so why discuss it?” Rav Nosson Wachtfogel asked a similar question to Rav Elchanan Wasserman. He felt he had not mastered the levels of zehirut (watchfulness) and zerizut (alacrity), which precede anivut (humility)How could he continue further? Rav Elchanan answered, “Go to Kelm, to Rav Daniel Movshovitz.” In his first lecture, Rav Daniel said, “Going step by step is an achievement in itself. Even though one hasn’t entirely completed the preceding level, the process alone changes a person. We may not master every step to perfection but whatever we learn has an effect.

The Gemara Yevamot says perishut is a form of kedusha (holiness). The Jewish people are a “Mamlechet kohanim v’goy kadosh (a kingdom of priests and a holy nation).” Every Jew has a neshama, a holy soul. Chazal say, “Kadesh atzmecha b’mutar lach.” (Sanctify yourself with what is permitted.) In order to preserve the holiness inside us and to rise to a higher level, one should work to abstain from things that may not be prohibited but may lead to evil. When the sacrifices were brought in the Beit Hamikdash, they created arei’ach necho’ach (pleasing smell) for Hashem. Today we no longer have korbonot, but we can give that same nachat ruach to Him by small daily acts of self-control. Abstain from that second scoop of ice cream, don’t look at that text message in the middle of prayer, fight the urge to sleep another five minutes. That’s the kind ofprishut Hashem wants from us.

The verse in Tehillim says, “Tzadik ochel la’sova nafsho.” (A tzaddikeats to satiate his soul.) He abstains from physical enjoyment not because he doesn’t want to benefit from Hashem’s world, but because he wants to reach a higher level of pleasure, the pleasure of coming closer to Hashem. In Kohelet the pasuk says, “Al tehi tzadik harbeh.” Righteousness shouldn’t be flaunted. Rather, we should abstain from what is permitted so that the desires of this world shouldn’t affect our spiritual advancement. Physical desires, if left unchecked, can overwhelm a person. When money and honor no longer tempt a person, he can experience tranquility. Everything a person does throughout the course of the day should be for the sake of Hashem. There is also a concept of separating oneself from desires as an atonement or in exchange for suffering. It may take a lot of work and hard effort to abstain from material temptations, but it will ultimately lead to a higher level in serving Hashem.

Based on a Naaleh.com shiur by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

Many occurrences in themegilah seem ordinary but are really supernatural. Achashveirosh elevated Haman to become his viceroy. On the outside it appears that he did so because he advised him to kill Vashti and he was now pleased with Esther. But clearly it was all Hashem’s design. He wanted Haman in place. We need wicked people to give us the opportunity to measure up to what we can become. Amalek has no existence of its own. They are meant to catalyze our greatness. The Gemara says Haman is hinted to in the Torah in the verse, “Hamin h’aetz hazeh achalta.” (Did you eat from this tree?) The voice of Amalek is the voice of doubt. It has no redeeming factor. It’s sunk in darkness and can never be transformed to light. Choshech(darkness) stands for chamor (donkey), shor (ox), andkelev (dog). The chamor is always cold even in the summer. Amalek’s iciness will douse any passion for holiness. Its soul is apathy and it can never be uplifted. An ox displays undisguised hostility and gores everything in its path. The dog symbolizes chutzpah. All of these traits are embodied in Amalek. The mitzvah to destroy them is to resist all that they are.

Unlike Nevechadnezer who required everyone to come and bow, Haman didn’t do that. Mordechai could’ve stayed home, but he purposely went out to make a statement. He knew that the Jews had reached a point of almost no return. They needed to rally to a cause and he was willing to be their flag emblem. In order for anything in this world to exist it has to have spiritual credibility. Chutzpah feels like rebellion. It can make one feel ennobled. Hostility feels like a battle cry. Even doubt sometimes feels like an intellectual search. Haman saw that Mordechai wasn’t bowing and he was full of rage. He realized this was a war about his essence against Mordechai’s essence. It says, “U’Mordechai lo yichra v’lo yishtacheva…” (Mordechai will not bend or bow.) It’s written in the future tense to hint to us that this is an eternal struggle. Just as Mordechai stood tall and proud, we too must never succumb. Mordechai was a descendant of Binyamin, the only tribe who never bowed to Esav. His children inherited this special power. Ultimately the descendants of Binyamin will destroy Amalek.

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