Moshe’s name is “missing” from the Parsha of Tetzaveh
. However, Moshe is not“missing” since all the active verbs in the Parsha are in the second person (you), referring to Moshe.Thus, the essence of Moshe is in the Parsha, just not the “lower” level represented by his name.One of the allusions of this concept is the math in this Parsha. The Medrash tells us that G-dtraveled 500 years in order to acquire a name. Thus, the essence of G-d, which is greater than His Name, must be more than 500. Everything has a foundation (רוקמ) which is the equivalent of thenumber one. Therefore, 501 is not just one more than 500, but the additional one is a unique grouprepresenting at least equality to the previous set of 500. Similarly we find that in the times of theTalmud the normal custom was to study a section 100 times. Someone who studies it 101 times wasnot just adding an additional study unit, but went beyond the norm and was considered unique.
has a numerical value of 501. Moshe’s essence (the group of one above 500) is reflected inthis Parsha, even though his name (lower level) is not in the Parsha.Below is a list of concepts. Mark next to each item which represents 500, and which represent 100.(Note that some are neither)Age of Noach when he became a father Age of Avrohom when he became a father The nighttime of G-d’s day (1/2 of the entire amount)Minimum number of blessings one should say each day Number of prayers by Moshe (Parshas V’eschanan)Penalty of silver coins for doing act of Motzei Shem Ra (type of slander)Yitzchak’s age at the first marriage of EisavYears of harsh servitude of the Jews in EgyptArea of the Mishkan in amos Number of silver sockets (םינודא) in the MishkanAge of Avram at time of his Bris MilahTwo (times)
is the siman for the number of verses in Parshas TetzavehHow is this connected to the concept of Moshe’s name not being mentioned in the Parsha?www.parshapages.com