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DVAR TORAH

DVAR TORAH

by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

 

Part of the blessing which the Cohanim, the priests, bless the Jewish people is: “The Lord shall make His face shine upon you.” (Numbers 6:25)

One of the 613 commandments is to emulate the Almighty. What can we learn from this verse to emulate the Almighty?

The great sage Shamai said, “Greet every man with a pleasant expression of countenance” (Pirke Avos, 1:15) — in this manner, we are “shining our countenance upon others”. How can we have a “shining” countenance?

Since G-d deals with us measure for measure; G-d makes His face shine upon those whose faces shine to their fellow human being!

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