Posted by: mosesfromsinai | May 14, 2017

Bihar – Bichukosy In The Mountain – In The Statutes

This week’s Torah Reading is a double portion. We also conclude the 3rd Book Vayeekra – And He Called and bless the new month of Sivan, the month the Torah was given. In addition, we have also been counting the Omar, each evening leading up to the Giving of the Torah. This week begins with the 33rd day of the Omar – Lag (33) B’Omar (in the Omar). This is a special day of rejoicing. Our period of mourning for some ends, others have different customs. However, according to everyone, the 33rd day of the Omar is a happy time and music is once again permitted.

The 3rd book and the Torah Reading conclude with a reminder that “These are the Commandments that the Al-mighty commanded Moshe to the Children of Israel on Mt. Sinai.” We then will begin Bamidbar – In The Desert. Generally a place void, empty of positive things in life.

The Al-mighty is reminding and instructing Moshe and thus the Jewish Nation to always remember Mt. Sinai and the giving of the Torah – the Commandments. These teach us a positive way to live our daily lives and survive and actually thrive in even a Wilderness. We need to start our day in this mode. We will and do encounter many things to take us off the proper path. Having the constant reminder that we have a special life to lead based on the Torah, give us the ammunition we need to combat the things that may take us away from our objective, to live the Torah life.

We are also reminded that if we indeed live the Torah life we will be blessed and one day soon experience redemption and the building of the 3rd Holy Temple.

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