יהדות

What's the Temple for? for Kids Playing? - Parsha Vayakhel-P​ekuday‏

How can you do NOTHING - but Creatively

Ever watch children playing? 
NOT video games - sadly that's not creative - but playing with toys or each other 

It's really a miracle what they can do 

In the Temple, 
on top of the Box holding the 10 Commandments 
there were 2 cherubim - angels in the form of CHILDREN 

and 
In building the Temple NO WORK was permitted on SHABBAT 
because the CREATIVITY of SHABBAT (rest and meditation) 
replaced and replenished and restored 
the CREATIVITY of TEMPLE BUILDING and 
building CONNECTIVITY to G-d nad G-dliness - 

which Judaism teaches is the purpose of the whole world. 

That's why the Torah says SHABBAT is the MOST CEATIVE thing - after CHILDREN and the TEMPLE that connects us all! 

Adults - and children -
learn to GET BEYOND YOURSELF this shabbat-

- beyond the TV beyond the 4 walls of the house - connect to the YOUNG side of you! 

Rebbe Nachman said
- never be "OLD" - ALWAYS 
GIVE HEED TO THE child PART OF YOU!

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach said of this teaching from this week's portion:
The Rabbi of Radomsk said the children on top of the Ark in Temple are there to remind us-

they must always be in the Holy of Holies of our thoughts - and we must protect them all -
and they will show us how to bring the world a time of MOshiach, of Holy of Holies - a redeemer from the world's faults.

Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz