D’ei Chochmah L’Nafshechah Parshas Vayikra
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“And Hashem called to Moshe and spoke to him from the tent of meeting,saying...”
The Arizal revealed that he achieved all that he did by virtue of the joy he felt infulfilling
He was as supremely happy with every single mitzvah that hefulfilled as a person would be if he had profited by a million golden dinars. In the meritof this joy, all of the worlds opened before him and he was privileged to ascend andtravel through all of them, from level to level. In this way, his soul was completelyincorporated within the soul of Moshe Rabbeinu.Similarly, the holy Baal Shem Tov—about whom Rav Mendel of Vitebesk testified that he was absolutely unique, and there had never been nor ever would beanother like him—rose to all of the limitless levels that he did by virtue of beingcompletely at one with every single Jewish soul.These traits—joy in
and unity with other Jews—are both expressed bythe small
of the initial word of
. The small
symbolizes being small inone’s own estimation in comparison with every other Jew, no matter who he might be.
The lesson was delivered on Shabbos of
, in Mezhibuzh where the holy BaalShem Tov is buried.