WWW.KOSHERDELIGHT.COM - GLOBAL JEWISH DIRECTORY WITH NEWS AND INFORMATION, TRAVEL, EDUCATION, PARENTING, HOLIDAYS AND MORE   כושר דילייט - מגאזין יהודי באינטרנט הכולל חדשות ומידע יהודי גלובלי. המגאזין כולל: בתי חב"ד, בתי ספר יהודיים, אוכל כשר ומסעדות כשרות, מקוואות, חינוך ועוד

   

Kosher Restaurants

Kosher Hotels

Synagogues

Kosher recipes

Mikvah

Jewish Holidays

KOSHER RESTAURANTS

KOSHER HOTELS

SYNAGOGUES

KOSHER RECIPES

MIKVAOT

JEWISH HOLIDAYS

                          ב"ה   
KOSHER DELIGHT - YOUR JEWISH ONLINE MAGAZINE!

Bullet Home
Bullet
SITE INDEX
BulletJEWISHKD.COM
Bullet
DONATE 

KOSHER
BulletKosher restaurants
   Around the World!
BulletKosher Hotels
Bullet
Kosher Recipes 

BulletVegetarian Restaurants
Bullet
Updates from the
   Chief Rabbinate of
   Israel

BulletKosher Alcohol Updates
Bullet
Kashrut Authorities
BulletKosher Products Lists

Bullet
Kashrut Comments

BET DIN OUTSIDE ISRAEL
BulletInternational Directory of Rabbinical Courts

SHABBAT
BulletCandle Lighting Times
   for Shabbat & Holidays


NEWS
Bullet
News & Media


JEWISH STUFF...
BulletJewish Simcha
BulletJudaism, Spiritualism,
   Opinions and more

Bullet
Jewish Communities
   Around the World

Bullet
Parashat
   HaShavuah
   
Bullet
Jewish Holidays
Bullet
Synagogues
Bullet
Mikvaot
Bullet
Chabad Houses
Bullet
Aish HaTorah
Bullet
Young Israel  
Bullet
NCSY
Bullet
B'nai Akiva
Bullet
Hillel
BulletThe Holocaust


PARENTING
BulletParenting
BulletJewish Camps
BulletKids
Bullet
Babies


HEALTH
Bullet
Jewish Hospitals
Bullet
Your Health
Bullet
Do not Abuse
    Drugs and Alcohol


FRIENDS ON 4
BulletOur Pets
BulletThe Dog Trainer: Q & A
BulletThe Veterinarian Corner
Bullet הטסת כלבים
Bullet כלבים: עכשיו הדיאטה
Bulletהיצלנו את לוקה


BulletInsurance New!
BulletQuestions & Answers
Bullet
Links


BulletCONTACT US!  


 
 
  JEWISH AND KOSHER UNITED STATES       
 
 
  KD MAGAZINE!                      ב"ה     
 

RABBI CHAIM LOBEL הרב חיים לובל

This week is Parshat Matot - Masei
Candle Lighting 8:03 PM 7/20/12 NYC EST
Rabbi Chaim Lobel – Young Israel of Aberdeen, NJ
www.yiaberdeen.com

 

 

Telltale Signs – In Memoriam of Mr. David M. Warren (Menachem Dovid ben Harav Yosef Z’L)

“And G-d spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Take vengeance for the Children of Israel from the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered unto your people.’ And Moses spoke to the nation, saying, ‘Prepare men from among you for the army and it will be for Midian to give G-d’s vengeance in Midian.’”

The Torah is very clear – G-d tells Moses, do this one mitzvah and, after you do the mitzvah, you will be “gathered unto your people,” i.e. it will be your time to die. And Moses does the mitzvah without hesitation. However, Rashi adds one more detail. Not only did Moses act without hesitation, he performed the mitzvah with joy, despite knowing he would die after it was completed.

The Kli Yakar asks, how does Rashi know Moses was happy?

The Kli Yakar answers that Moses omitted what would happen after the mission. According to the Kli Yakar, Moses’ omission is evidence that he did his last mission with joy.

Still, the Kli Yakar is difficult to understand. How does he derive any proof from Moses’ omission? Weren’t there many good reasons to not repeat everything G-d had said? First, the people did not need to know and not everything G-d told Moses was meant to be repeated. Second, had the people known, some may have tried to delay the mission to forestall Moses’ death. Third, the news, particularly just before a battle, could have caused gloom and panic.

How are we to understand Rashi and the Kli Yakar when there appears to be no evidence at all as to how Moses felt?

And therein lies the answer. When a person acts, there is always evidence as to how he feels.

Think of the people you know the best. Think of the times they acted normally, even happy, yet you could tell something was wrong. Tiny telltale signs that other people wouldn’t necessarily notice but you could. And no matter how much they denied or concealed, you knew something wasn’t quite right.

Now, let’s review again how Moses behaved. Is there any evidence whatsoever, even the slightest hint, that Moses performed this mitzvah any different than any other mitzvah? No. And how did Moses normally perform commandments? Joyously.

This is the Kli Yakar’s lesson in explaining Rashi. The absence of proof that Moses acted differently is itself proof that Moses acted the same.

There’s another very important lesson in this. The Torah often requires us to act with joy. Celebrating Shabbos and the holidays, loving one another and not holding a grudge, serving Hashem with happiness, etc. Many of us, either not having reached that level or not feeling it at the moment, attempt the next best thing – we fake it.

The Kli Yakar is teaching us that Moses couldn’t fake happiness and neither can we. There will always be, however minute, telltale signs of our true feelings. Therefore, when the moment requires it, we must work on ourselves to be happy and not simply imitate happiness. “And Moses spoke to the nation” – with joy.

Shabbat Shalom


 
   
Custom Search
 
KOSHER DELIGHT - YOUR JEWISH ONLINE MAGAZINE! כושר דילייט - מגזין החדשות והמידע מהעולם היהודי ומישראל, כולל מסעדות כשרות, בתי כנסת ועוד ועוד

Zikit Translation Services

ZIKIT TRANSLATION SERVICES , שירותי תירגום, שרותי תירגום, שירות תרגומים, שירות תירגומים, שרות תרגום, תירגום, תרגום, תירגום מסמכים, תירגום תעודות, תרגום טכני, תירגום טכני, תרגום, תרגומים מעברית לאנגלית, תרגומים מאנגלית לעברית, תרגום עברי אנגלית אנגלי עברי -  זיקית שירותי תרגום

www.zikit.org


THE HOLOCAUST - THE SHOAH
THE JEWISH HOLOCAUST
THE HOLOCAUST - THE SHOAH
THE HOLOCAUST - THE SHOAH

Advertise with Us!

KD Kosher Recipe Collection
Send us your 
Kosher Recipe!


COMPREHENSIVE WORLDWIDE JEWISH SEARCH: JEWISHKD.COM Comprehensive Worldwide Jewish Search