Posted by: mosesfromsinai | December 25, 2016

Meekaitz – The End

This week’s Shabbos Torah Reading, Meekaitz – The End, falls on the 7th day of Chanuka. Thus this week we experience a full week of miracles associated with the Bais Hamikdosh.

In the Torah Reading, toward the latter part, we find that the brothers are feeling depressed. First they acknowledge that selling Yoseph may have been a very bad choice. That is why now Shimon is being held hostage so that they bring their youngest brother, Benyamin, back when they come again.

They further find that the money used to buy the grain is back with them. They are worried what that may lead to when they return to Egypt. They are further worried how their father, Yakov, is going to react to all this.

This sense of concern is actually a positive concept. As a Jewish nation it is important that we have a concern for each other and care for each other. It is necessary for us to feel the pain and loss that our fellow Jew is experiencing. Thus the sons of Yakov are now progressing to be that holy Jewish nation.

In our lives it is important to be sensitive and also try to help our fellow brothers and sisters. This character trait is finally coming out in the 12 brothers and future 12 tribes of Israel. They are now ready to face any difficulty as a united family. Soon also to be united with their brothers in Egypt, Shimon, who is held as a prisoner, and Yoseph the actual Prime Minister of Egypt.

Let us also unite in our final exile and be ready to light the actual Menorah in our 3rd Holy Bais Hamikdosh.


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