Friday, March 2, 2007

Let's get stoned!

Parsha for the Table

Vol 2 Issue 19

Parshas Tetzaveh

“Everyone is a jewel”

Twelve stones on the choshen, representing the twelve tribes. This seems to be wrong. In the name of unity, shouldn’t we have ONE stone representing the entire Klal Yisrael?

The Chofetz Chaim gave a parable along these lines:

There was once a factory owner in England during WWI who was given an exemption from the draft. He decided to close his factory anyway and joined the British air force, where he became a very successful pilot. After one successful mission where he had shot down three German planes he was arrested upon landing at his British home base.

“I am a war hero” he exclaimed!

“You are a fool.” The military policeman answered. “ It’s true you have shot down many enemy planes, but because you closed your factory we are very short on supplies we need to win the war!”

Within different groups of Jews there are different abilities and talents that are needed to fulfill our purpose as the chosen nation. And within each person the same is true.

Have a great Shabbos,

Rabbi Bader

1 comment:

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