Choosing Selflessness

Choosing Selflessness

The soul is selfless. For, like the Creator, our soul has but one desire – to share.

After the sin of the Golden Calf, the Creator wanted to destroy the people – to essentially hit the reboot button, and start over. Moses challenges God, “If you bring destruction on these people, then destroy me too. Erase my name from Your Book.”God did not destroy the people, but the name Moses was erased from this week’s portion, the chapter of Tetzaveh, nevertheless.

On the surface, it would seem the Creator was punishing Moses by not including his name here. Yet, we learn from the Zohar that the opposite is true.

One of the difficult to understand kabbalistic principles is: That which is concealed is far more powerful than that which is revealed. Just like the name Moses is not mentioned in this week’s portion, God’s name does not appear in the Scroll of Esther we will read on the holiday of Purim. Does the omission of God’s name signify a lack of God in this scroll? On the contrary, we learn from the Zohar that Purim will be the only holiday to remain after the Final Correction. God’s name unmentioned in the scroll of Esther is an indication of God’s never ending presence and the abundance of Light that is available. That which is concealed is all the more available and eternal.

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