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Understand And See! - Chukas

Throughout the torah, there are three different types of commandments that are given. The first type is one we fully understand intellectually and can fulfill. The second is one we understand why it was given but we don't understand the commandment itself. The third one is a commandment that we don't understand why it was given nor why it has to be done.This one, while having no reason to be done, is the easiest to complete. Why is that the case? The answer is that when the yetzer hara doesn't have a reason to convince you otherwise, it is very hard to overturn your logic.

In this week's parsha, parshas Chukas, the chumash says that Hashem said to talk to the rock in order that the Bnei Yisrael should be able to receive water. Moshe knew he had to get water somehow so, when Hashem said to take the Jewish people and speak to the rock, he did it. Moshe’s determination to bring the jewish nation to watch a rock and talk to it is inspiring. Not only that, he did it with full confidence that his people would have what to drink.

Sometimes in life, mitzvos seem hard and not understandable. The examples seem endless. However, what we could take out of this is something that helps us be inspired while doing the mitzvah. That way, the yetzer hara won't be able to convince us otherwise. Hashem has reasons for things even though we don't understand them. Therefore, let’s put forth a tremendous effort and repeat the words as we said them by Har Sinai, Naaseh V’nishma!

Good Shabbos!

Moshiach Now!

Avroham Y Ross

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