D’ei Chochmah L’Nafshechah Parshas Terumah
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“And they shall make an ark of acacia-wood: two cubits and a half shall be thelength of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half theheight of it. And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without shall youoverlay it, and shall make upon it a crown of gold round about.”
‘Within and without shall you overlay it’
—Betzalel made threearks; two of gold and one of wood, and each had four walls and a bottom and were openfrom above. The wooden one was placed between the two arks of gold... ‘
A crown of gold’
—it was [a border] like a crown that surrounded it from above at its edge. Theoutermost ark was made higher than the inner one so that it extended slightly above thethickness of the
. When the
sat upon the thicknesses of the walls of theinner two arks, the crown extended somewhat higher than the thickness of the
,and it was meant to represent the ‘crown of Torah.’”
The Soul of Moshe Rabbeinu
It is well known that Moshe Rabbeinu was the root of all of the souls of futureTorah scholars, and this is why the sages were also sometimes referred to as “Moshe”—as in, “Moshe, well said.”
There is an aspect of the soul of Moshe Rabbeinu that isenclothed within each and every limb of true Torah scholars.
However, this is on the
The lesson was delivered at the third meal of Shabbos.