May 24, 2018 / 10 Sivan, 5778 • Parshat Naso
Issue 509
Dedicated in loving memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman

When Moses would come into the Tent of Meeting so G-d could speak with him, he would hear his voice.

Shemot 7:89

Much as we might wish it, we cannot be allowed to hear G-d's voice everywhere and at all times. If we could, we would be deprived of our freedom of choice. A world in which G-d's voice is constantly heard does not challenge its population.

It was G-d's desire to create a world of Divine silence, in which, through our efforts, we can uncover G-d's concealed voice.

It is our task to take what we heard during that short period at Mount Sinai and within that small space of the Tabernacle--and each of us has heard G-d's voice somewhere and at some time, however fleetingly--and transmit it to the rest of time and space.

From Kehot's

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