We’re back home and hope to see on Shabbat for Minyan Services and the Kiddush!
Purim is right around the corner and we have a smashing program planned. Please mark your calendars for March 7th and March 8th – you’ll be happy you did!Shabbat Shalom!
This is actually one of the 365 prohibitions of the Torah—never to remove the carrying poles from the ark, even when the Mishkan is in a state of rest, as it often was for several months at a time. Indeed, the poles remained in the Ark for the more than 380 years that it stood in the Holy of Holies in the Temple in Jerusalem! This particular law applies only to the Ark, and not to any of the other vessels of the Mishkan.
The Ark, which served as the depository of the Torah, was the most secluded of the Mishkan’s vessels, expressing the ideal that the Torah scholar (who serves as an “Ark” for the Torah) must remove himself from all worldly endeavors. At the same time, however, he must be in a constant state of “portability”–even more so than the other “vessels.”
If there is a soul thirsting for the word of G-d in the ends of earth, the Torah scholar must be prepared to leave his inner sanctum to transport the Torah to that place. So even when he sits in his “Holy of Holies,” he must have his “carrying poles” inserted in his “rings”–always at the ready to venture out at a moment’s notice, constantly aware of his responsibilities toward the world outside.
(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)
One early winter morning, an old Chassid was walking beside the canal when he saw a dog in the water trying hard to stay afloat. The old Chassid jumped in and after a struggle managed to bring it out alive.
A passer by saw this and said, “That was so very brave of you! Are you a vet?”
Moshiach and the Future Redemption
“Behold I will send to you Elijah the Prophet before the arrival of the great and awesome day of G-d”-the Prophet Malachi.
Elijah will appear in order to herald the coming of Moshiach, though there’s much speculation as to precisely when he will appear. With his arrival, he will also serve several other important functions.
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