Posted by: mosesfromsinai | August 23, 2015

Key Taitzai – When You Will Go Out

This week’s Torah Reading is Key Taitzai – When You Will Go Out.  A total of 74 of the 613 commandments are found in this Torah portion, yes wow.

It is read during the month of Elul, the Hebrew month before Rosh Hashona, the New Year and judgement time.  Perhaps the numerous commandments are to serve as a reminder to check in and see how we are doing in approaching the New Year.  Are we in tune with the Al-might and what may need a little repair work on our part.

In the actual Torah Reading we find the commandment You Should Guard What Comes Out Of Your Mouth.  This generally refers to when making and oath you should see to it you fulfill it.  It also has the implication of only making a commitment if you can indeed fulfill it.

There is also the concept of in general being careful with what comes out of our mouths.  We have certainly been in the situation where someone has said something that has caused great pain.  It is also our responsibility to be very careful with our mouth not to inflict pain upon another person.

The expression, sticks and stones will break my bones but words (names) will never hurt me.  Not true.  Words can cause far more pain.

In our daily lives we need to take on those things we can actually fulfill and also remember not to cause harm to the positive people around us.

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