Saturday, May 23, 2009

Motzei Shabbos Maaseh #4- Bamidbar

This week's parsha, Bamidbar, interestingly always comes out the Shabbos before Shavuos. I asked Mr. NMF this question at the table on Friday night, and by lunch the next day, he told me a very famous answer.

This week's parsha is also a parsha that ends in the middle of something. The Leviim are being counted- all three sons of Levi, Kehas, Gershom, and Merari, yet, it ends in the middle of the counting. Why does this happen?

The reason is, that we are approaching Kabalas HaTorah- the acceptance of the Torah, on Shavuos. Torah should be part of our daily life- every minute of our day should be asking ourselves, "What does G-d want from me now?" Torah can't just be in our lives just during the hours of Seder learning in Yeshiva- from 9-1, 3-7, and 9-11. We should always be in the middle of some part of the Torah- always 'holding'- being inside an issue, being in the middle of a parsha.

That's what Bamidbar demonstrates- how lucky we are, and how fortunate, that our lives revolve around the Torah ideals, and that Torah is always a part of our lives, which is never ending.


itsagift said...

Wow - really nice thought! Thanks for sharing! :)

nmf #7 said...

Itsagift- my pleasure. Check out my series widget, and you can read all the ones I put up! (lower right hand side)