Chabad of North and South Brunswick
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 2 Tishrei 5783
 
About us | Donate | Contact us
The Rebbe
News & Events
Parsha
Magazine
Holidays
Torah Study
Ask The Rabbi
Jewish Calendar
Upcoming Events
Yartzeit
Find a Chabad Center
Audio
Videos
Photo Gallery
Donate
Chabad in the News
Contact Us
About Us
 
Email EMAIL UPDATES
Join our e-mail list
& get all the latest news & updates
 
Email CANDLE LIGHTING
5:23 PM in South Brunswick, NJ
Shabbat Ends 6:21 PM
Friday, 30 Sep 2022
Parashat 
»   Get Shabbat Times for your area
 
 
Email DONATE
Help support southbrunswickchabad.com by making a donation. Donate today!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share |
Moshiach in the Parsha
The Brave Heel

Our Rabbis teach that the opening phrase of our Torah reading
Vihaya eikev tishmayon - "It shall come to pass when you heed...." alludes to our present era, ikvasa demeshicha, the time when Mashiach's approaching footsteps can be heard. When we observe the Torah and its mitzvos in ikvasa demeshicha, the commentaries explain, G-d will keep the promises mentioned in the Torah and bring the Redemption.

Implied is that there is something unique about our observance during the stage of the “footsteps of Moshiach” that will precipitate the Redemption. The unique quality of our generation is hinted at by the word
eikev, which also means "heel" in Hebrew. When you want to enter an extremely cold swimming pool, which is the easiest limb to put in first? The feet. Although the feet lack the sensitivity of the more refined limbs of the body, they respond more readily to our will. The very “lowliness” of the foot is its strength, enabling it to withstand harsh conditions and keep soldiering on. Similarly, although our generation may lack some of the spiritual refinement of the previous generations, like the heel, we are able to show a deeper commitment to fulfilling G-d's will.
 
 

 


About us | Donate | Contact us | The Rebbe | News | Parsha | Magazine | Holidays | Questions & Answers | Audio | Video

 
 

A Project of Chabad of North and South Brunswick
4100 Route 27, South Brunswick, NJ 08540
Email: rabbi@southbrunswickchabad.com • Tel: (732) 522-5505

Powered by ChabadNJ.org © 2007 All rights reserved.