What are the Badim- Bars of the Aron?
Hashem commanded that Bnai Israel build bars that would hold up the aron-ark. The bars were to be covered in gold and consisted of four rings that were never removed. The four rings symbolized:
1. Torah study
3. Good deeds
These four facets are features that distinguish a Torah scholar. The symbolism of the four rings embodies what we should all strive to attain in this world. Moreover, we should never lose sight of how important these factors are to our survival as a Jewish nation.