- Rabbi Shaya Katz
- Duration: 2 hr 38 min
Peshischa on the Parsha: Hashem Wants Us Close
- 23 min 3 sec
Venue: Young Israel of Oak Park
In 3 separate ideas, we explained that Hashem gives us reminders that He wants us to be close to Him. We discussed how Hashem gives us reward for something we would already do- bringing our kids with us to the Beis HaMikdash (Kotzker). We read how our punishments come once one claims Hashem is not within us (R’ Bunim). Lastly we learned that Hashems most severe punishment is hiding the fact that He’s hiding (Chiddushei HaRim). If we can feel the distance then we’ll yearn to have Him again. But if we can’t feel the distance, we may never reconnect.