NEXT WEEK IS PURIM and the sages teach WHAT WE HEARD AT MT SINAI WE UNDERSTOOD AFTER PURIM
In the megilla it says that messengers were sent to the Jews all over
to tell them that Esther had save them from Haman-
But that the messengers were "sad and confused"!
How is that related to this week's portion?
AND WHAT ABOUT TRUMP? (Huh?) so many so sad and so confused?
How come right after the spiritual and civil laws we heard at mount sinai in last weeks porttion -
Now the Almighty says they have to build a temple -
WHERE -in the desert? The Egyptians built great temples all over - using slaves -
but WE built everything BY VOLUNTEERS!
How they gonna take a building to israel? G-d promised them the promised land! Not the Sinai!
Who needs a building (except for Bar and Bat Mitzvas?)
And whats that got to do with Trump and Purim?
Okay so they got gold and vessels after 200 years of slavery from the egyptiams
Where did they get all that oil for the Menora for next 38 years in the desert?
Its all about Purim!
Sad and confused messengers - but doing the Will of the Almighty
Thats the story -
A temple in the desert? All new vessels crafted in the desert?
Why didn't they take some of the stuff from the Egyptian priests?
The Hebrews NEVER take any stuff from Idols or Idol Priests!
Haman wrote "kill the Jews and take their stuff!"
Mordechai and Esther wrote "No Taking STUFF" (like in the desert!)
Oil for the Lamps? Maybe They brought some with them -
and Maybe BOUGHT some from the desert tribes and
Maybe found some olive trees that Jacob planted along they way down to Egypt!
All these are Plans of the Almighty - NEVER BE SAD!
Get ready for a Happy Purrrrrim!
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz