"What is it that truly instills strength into man? We are generally under the false assumption that it is wisdom and intellect."
Tonight we began the countdown (or the count-up) toward meeting G-d at Mount Sinai and receiving the most vital information...
"A free person knows how to do that. That’s a real hachana for freedom. This is the real preparation for freedom. "
After Moshe receives and breaks the the tablets of our covenant, Moshe has a strange request. 'Hareni Na Et Kvodecha', Please G-d, Show Me Your Honor'.
Our own individual passion is the only oil which can be used to light up our own souls forever. A real teacher is one who is able to connect his/her student to their own menorah.
When we go into this week's portion, Parshat Mishpatim, Moshe is told by Hashem to “come up to the mountain,” "עֲלֵ֥ה אֵלַ֛י הָהָ֖רָה.” However the pasuk ends off with two profoundly important deep words, “'וֶהְיֵה־שָׁ֑ם,” “and be there.”