TERUMAH (Exodus, 25:1-27:19) / Fast of Esther — “Heavy Metal”

 …This gold-coated “wooden” Ark was actually a system of three successively smaller boxes.  The inner and outer boxes were made of gold, while the middle one was wooden.  The three boxes fit inside each other like little Russian dolls. 

The end result was a box that was golden on the inside and outside…  Just as the Ark was golden on the inside and outside, so too must a scholar (and everyone else!) be impeccably honest; what you see on the outside is what you get on the inside. 

Why, then, is the Ark made of wood?  If the Ark should be the same, inside and out, why not make the ENTIRE container out of gold, solid through and through?… 

Read here. 

Additional messages from previous years: 

“Go for the Gold!” (2010) 

“Better than Nothing?” (2006) 

“Budget Busters” (2005) 

“Getting Along With Your In-Laws” (2004) 

“Broken Promises, Broken Tablets, and Broken Hearts” (2003) 

“Welcoming G-d” (2001) 

Published in: on February 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

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