Through the portion of Shemot, on this Shabbat, we can begin to awaken the part of our soul that is needed to bring the Final Redemption. And letter number 27 in Beloved of My Soul has within it a specific point that Rav Brandwein teaches Rav Berg about that important understanding in this portion.
Moses, we know, wanted to bring the end to pain, suffering, and death. He made it a point to do whatever he could to assist the Israelites while they were in the pain of slavery in Egypt. So, Rav Brandwein asks, why then when the Creator tells Moses that he wants him to be the one who will bring the end to all the pain and suffering, does Moses say no? A whole argument ensues, back and forth, for a week, and not only does Moses not jump on the opportunity, but he keeps pushing it back. Rav Brandwein asks, how do we understand this?
Moses cared for the Israelites, but not in the way most of us... read more