Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Rebuilding Our Own Mishkan

by Bardichev (See all authors)

We are standing now at the cusp of Chodesh Nissan and we are reading this Shabbos about the SHIVAS YIMAY HAMILUIM - and we are actually in the days of the Miluim.

The Medrash Tanchumah tells us the Moshe Rabbainu built the Mishkan
twice every, and another opinion holds he built it three times a day. What is the significance of this?

Says the Nesivos Shalom in his inimitable way:

Building the mishkan signifies a Jew's quest for perfecting himself in
Avodas Hashem. Moshe Rabbainu was teaching us, that if you build and build and then ... BOOM!! It collapses.

Nu nu, build it again and again.

Don't give up!!!

The Nesivos continues to say that the importance of twice a day is to
symbolize that we need to BUILD Hashem's presence in all situations. Day symbolizes the good times, and evening symbolizes the dark and hard times.

And according to the other opinion, building it 3 times symbolizes that the mishkan was built 21 times a week, which corresponds to the name of Hashem: "EH-KYEH" aleh heh yuh heh. This name, as we discussed in Parshas Shemos, is the name of Teshuvah: "I will be"!!

EVEN IF YOU DESTROYED YOUR MISHKAN!! GEVALD. REBUILD IT RIGHT AWAY!!

DON'T WAIT TILL TOMORROW!!!

Chazak chazak vinischazaik!!!!

Good Shabbos,

bardichev