Posted by: mosesfromsinai | February 21, 2016

Kee Seesa – When You Will Count

This week’s Torah Reading is called Kee Seesa – When You Will Count.  The method used to count the Jewish Nation is giving a 1/2 Shekel  (similar to the 1/2 dollar) by each male over the age of 20.  It was given to be used in the Temple.

We do not count the Jewish Nation in a simple manner but use this method of each male above the age of 20 giving the same portion to charity.  We are told that it is a negative to individually count each Jew in a normal fashion.  (Hocus Pocus bad things can happen). Really, when doing a Mitzvah – a good deed, no harm befalls a person, so this ‘Hocus Pocus’ stuff is really to motivate us to do the Mitzvah – good deed, in a very special Holy way.  That is each person giving the exact same amount for a Holy purpose – to charity.

We are really special and important to the Al-mighty when we come together as equals and do something Holy -special.

We are in the Hebrew month(s) of Adar, the month when Purim will take place and Haman, our enemy was destroyed.  This is the time for us to come together as a nation and dedicate ourselves to do something special – Holy.  Each one of us has this ability to do a simple equal act of holiness.  This prepares us for the next special Hebrew month, Nisan, the month of our 1st redemption from Egypt.  Let us hope by coming together as a nation we can soon look forward again to our redemption.

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