Boruch Hashem we all had the great zchus to celebrate the heilige Yom Tov of Chagh Hasavues. It was on this day that Hashem chose to give us his holy Torah, although the Malachai Hashores the great Angels begged Him to give them the Torah. They claimed: Why give the Torah to humans who have such a great yeitzer hura. Isn’t it nicer to give us – who don’t have a yeitzer hura, your Torah? “Tno Hodcho Al Hashomayim” – Give your beauty of Torah to us Angels in the sky. Nevertheless Hashem chose to give us humans the Torah.
But we must remember, that not only did Hashem give us his Torah so we can obay al the 613 Mitzvhos, he gave us the Torah so we should use our talents to plow in the depth of the Torah and explore new rays, thoughts and ideas, that were hidden within the Torah itself. Thus we have in general 2 parts of Torah: 1. The Torah that Hashem revealed to us on Har Sinai. 2. The Torah that we reveal every day while digging into the depth of the heilige Torah.
This, my friends, explains what the Shl”o hakodesh says that while Chag Hashavues is a yom tov and a great day of happiness, it is also a real yom hadin of matan Torah. We have to give “Din Vecheshbon”, to Hakodosh Boruch Hu and to the Torah itself, how we treated the great jewel of Torah all year long. Did we spend enough time learning Torah and enjoying her beauty? Did we utilize all our efforts to explore her depths?
How wonderful are the words of the great Rabbi Reb Boruch of Medzibiz zt”l who used to say on Shavous: I am more afraid from the yom hadin of Chag Hashuvoes than I am afraid of the yom hadin of Rosh Hashone. On the yom hadin of Rosh Hashone we are judged with regard to parnose, i.e.; whether we will have one more Challah roll or perhaps one fewer. But the yom hadin of Shavues is how much Torah we will have access to during the coming year.
On the yom hadin of Chag Hashavues, we must prove to the Hakodosh Boruch Hu and to the Torah, that the Hiliger Bashefer did not choose in vain to give us the Torah rather than to his holy Angels. We must prove that we fulfilled our duty of learning Torah, and did all we can to contribute our part in revealing new ideas of chidushi Torah.
Guys are you wandering: Hey we are after Shavues so why talk about something that is over? No my friends: “It is not the end it is just the beginning”! Hakodosh Boruch Hu and the Torah give us a chance to do Tshuveh and rectify what we didn’t do last year. So Chaveirim, let us stand up to the challenge! Let us not succumb to the despair of the Yeiter Hurah. We can make up with the Torah and ask for her forgiveness, we can spend more time learning and studying her. There is no question that the Torah will then become our Lawyer and pray for us to Hashem that we should be healthy and have great Naches and Parnoseh, so we should be able to continue with our holy work.
This week we didn’t have time to write a new mamar. So I am sending you a beautiful deep mamar from 4 years ago. I hope we will all enjoy it.
Have a great Shabbes.