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Free choice; good and evil: the deeper significance of the divine voice’s “short stop” at the doorway of the Sanctuary.
The menorah represents man’s potential to “kindle lamps”: to illuminate within his own self, in his fellow man & in the material resources at his disposal.
Just as the women gave everything they had to help build the Mishkan, today women must replicate this in building a strong Jewish home.
The Mishkan in the desert was not just a temple for traveling, it was a eternal model for bringing the Divine Presence down into the physical world.
Two different interpretations on the two keruvim above the ark lead to lessons on G-d’s wisdom and love of His people.
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The cedar trees used to build the sanctuary were originally rooted in the Holy Land just like each soul of the Jewish nation.
Just as the Holy Ark was always ready to be moved, we must always be ready to carry and share the Divine wisdom with others.
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An examination of the twelve tribes elicits the question: how can Israel be partitioned into separate groups and still maintain unity as one nation?
Spiritual meaning of the Holy Temple Menorah, based on an essay from the Rebbe on Parshat Behalotcha (Numbers 8:1-4).
A discussion based on Chassidus, Jewish mystical thought, on the basis that we refer to G-d as a kohen or a kohen gadol, as well as in other human terms.