A Hidden Flame - Chukas/Gimmel Tammuz
During this week, we celebrated Gimmel Tammuz. Gimmel Tammuz, for those who may not be aware, was the last day someone saw the Rebbe in person with his own eyes. A question someone may have is, why put someone so pure into the world just to be taken in the future? The answer to this question is that even though we don't see the Rebbe every day, he is still here, and sometimes with a greater spiritual presence. So in essence, he wasn't taken from us because he is still here.
This week's Parsha, Parshas Chukas, is about the perfected red calf. This calf is very rare and to find one, you have to be very special. Right after this calf is found, though, it is brought to Jerusalem to be offered to Hashem. The same question may also arise in this case. Why do we introduce a perfect being into the world just to lose it a short time later? The answer to this question is that the calf, even though it isn't a person still, shows us lessons during the time that it is alive.
The two examples given are supposed to show each person that the little time one has on earth needs to be used to its fullest potential. During the years that the Rebbe was physically with us, he did his part by showing the world the way, in every single different situation. During the calf’s time, we learned that in the world, there is something called a physical perfect masterpiece. Let us get chizuk from these two examples in order to fulfill our mission even with the little time that we spend here.
All the best
Avroham Y Ross