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Stand Up And Move! _ Vayakhel-Pekudei

Many people exercise on treadmills​. The purpose of a treadmill is to get the exercise you would get from running a mile while staying in the same spot. By nature, a person doesn't want to stay in the same spot all their life. In fact, people will go backwards in order to gain the momentum to move forward! As we see in Newton's third law of science, every action contains an equal and opposite reaction. That law is very important not only in regard to exercise, but with life, in general.

In this week's double parsha, Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei, the Bnei Yisroel took a huge step forward! Just last week we read about one of the most terrible crimes done, but let's clean up that mess and grow from it! The best part of such an act being done is that now we can try to rise from it. For example, in this week's parsha we make a complete 180 degree turn and build the most deeply thought out property to that date, the mishkan. Furthermore, that is the step that put the yidden in a good direction and started a cleansing process that brought them to Eretz yisroel. Hashem took that negative tension and pushed it forward on them so they would fight back by pushing forward and working towards the goal.

If life didn't make you fall again and again, it would be pointless. If after that pressure is applied, you fall but don't get up, you have not completed anything. And if you tell me that after going through the motions of getting up you are not in a different place then you started, “the treadmill” did nothing. I hope that this double parsha can give us a double motivation, a double reason to stand back up, a double reason to get out of this filthy golus and a double reason to move from here instead of walking in place. Let's use this message in order to motivate the world to get up and do something to move this world physically and spiritually.

Have an amazing shabbos! All the best Moshiach Now Avroham Yehudah Ross

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