Thursday, January 23, 2014

Parshat Mishpatim:"Na'Aseh VeNishma?!?!"


        In this weeks parsha we receive 53 Mitzvot, such as; the three festivals, Pesach, Sukkot and Shavuot, etc. Hashem tells Bnei Yisrael that He will send an angel before them to guard them and to bring them to the Promised Land, Israel. He also tells them that they must hearken to His voice and uproot idolatry. Bnei Yisrael proclaim all together "Na'Aseh Ve'Nishma"-"we will do an we will listen". Bnei Yisrael answered Na'Aseh Ve'Nishma like one man with one heart. They were united, unfortunately, nowadays, we are not united and that is why we are still in exile. Today, the exile we live in is very comfortable however, at the same time confusing. We don't know what is emet-true. We live our life filled with confusion that is why we have the Torah to guide us in the proper light. Instead of us Bnei Yisrael saying Na"Aseh Ve'Nishma, we say "Nishma Ve'Na'Ase"- we will listen then we will do. We are basically saying, prove to me that there is a G-d and prove to me why I have to keep these commandments then I will do. It's all about proving Hashems existence. However, how can I search for something that doesn't exist. So, obviously there is a G-d who created this world and created everything in it for me in order to serve Him to my fullest ability. We need to stop the exile within us and work on our Emunah in Hashem and believe that He will take us out of exile and bring Mashiach soon. Amen. BimHera Beyameynu!
Shabbat Shalom
By: Esther Shamayev

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