Sunday, 29 January 2012

Is there a Shochet in the house??

by Bardichev (See all authors)

In this week's parshas Tzav, we find the last shalsheles in the Torah (where the baal koreh reads a triple sound).

It appears on the word "vayishchat - and he slaughtered".

Why??

We find a shalsheles in the following 4 places in the Torah:

By the wife of Lot: "Viyismama - and she delayed"

By Eliezer: "Vayomer - and he said".

By Yosef: "Vayimaen - and he refused"

By Aharon: "Vayishchat - and he slaughtered".

The Torah is teaching us 4 ways to deal with the Yetzer Hara, in order:

"Vayismama" - Push him off. Tell him you'll give in to him later, but you're busy now.

"Vayomer" - Prayyyyyy. While he's gone, offer a sincere prayer to Hashem to be saved from him.

"Vayimaen" - HOLD baaaaaack!!! Hashem will help you.

"Vayishchat"!!!!! - and you will succeed in KILLING HIM!!!!!

At the end of the seder in Chad Gadya, after the Yetzer Hara slaughters the shochet,Hashem will slaughter the Yetzer Hara!

Gevaldiggggggggggg!

Good Shabbos,
Love
Bards