Moshe Rebeynu

Neo Hassidic - Letting HASHEM into our lives is what it's all about. We do it through our exuberance in our own ideas and acts in regard to dress, prayer, song, dance, and Torah learning. All this stimulates us to do "The Mitzvot " making this world a better place for ourselves and everyone else, Jewish or not.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017


Shalom, Shalom. We continue our focus upon the PARASHAT VAYAKHEL by placing our ATTENTION upon the details given in EXODUS 38:1-7, it is written, “He made the Burnt-offering Altar of acacia wood; five cubits in length, and five cubits in width - square - and three cubits its height. He made its horns on its four corners, from it were its horns, and he covered it with copper. He made all the utensils of the Altar - the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the fire-pans - he made all its utensils of copper. He made for the Altar a netting of copper meshwork, below its surrounding border downwards until its mid-point. He cast four rings on the four edges of the copper netting, as housing for the staves. He made the staves of acacia wood and covered them with copper. He inserted the staves in the rings on the sides of the Altar, with which to carry it; hollow, of boards did he make it.” As a result of contemplating these details, the question is, “How are the details recorded here in TORAH relevant to the Jewish People in this season?

To uncover this mystery, we commence with the CONCEPT that the PURPOSE of the creation of the Tent of Meeting is the PURSUIT of G-d. One of the ATTRIBUTES of G-d is BLISS. BLISS may be described as SPIRITUAL JOY. Since BLISS is SPIRITUAL in NATURE, and that which is SPIRITUAL is ETERNAL, BLISS is happiness without END. Thus the pursuit of G-d is the pursuit of ETERNAL HAPPINESS. The MISHKAN was created for BENEI YISRAEL to aid with our pursuit of HAPPINESS in which there is no SORROW.

The record found here in TORAH of the FINE DETAILS in the creation of the MISHKAN is a revelation concerning the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS. Yea, in the pursuit of HAPPINESS, one must be METICULOUS. In other words, those that pursue BLISS, that is, ETERNAL HAPPINESS, are destined to undergo the unfoldment of EXTREME DETAILS in accomplishing the GOAL.

King Solomon saved us in the undergoing of these EXTREME DETAILS by revealing that HAPPINESS can not be found in that which is EXTERNAL to us, it is written, “Then I looked at all the things that I had done and the energy I had expended in doing them; it was clear that it was all futile and a vexation of the spirit - and there is no real profit under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 2:11) In this passage of KETHUVIM (writings), it is discloses that HAPPINESS can not be found in things that are external to you. The WISDOM that my be AMASSED, the ACHIEVEMENTS that may be ACCOMPLISHED will not bring about the EXPERIENCE of BLISS. As previously suggested in the TORAH PORTION, it is the result of commencing a journey WITHIN that requires one to be METICULOUS. Yea, the giving of the DETAILS in this passage of TORAH is RELEVANT in this SEASON for it discloses what is required in the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS, One must be METICULOUS.    

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