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In Egypt, the slaves became the Jewish nation while baking bricks. These bricks show man’s power to build and be “partners in creation.”
The half-shekel ring given to Rebecca for her marriage to Isaac was the forerunner of the half-shekel contributed by each Jew toward the building of the Sanctuary, the “marital home” in the marriage between G-d and man.
The Torah considers old age a virtue and a blessing.
Eliezer’s story is a classic example of the “toil of speech”—of the manner in which we apply our creative and communicative skills to create a world in partnership with G-d.
Every mitzvah we perform is a testimony as to the essence and purpose of the created existence.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 3rd, 2004• 11 Comments
Parshat Behaalotcho discusses kindling the menorah that the flames rise on their own: recognizing G-d in our own lives by saying “im yirtzeh Hashem”.