Ekev – Of Horns and Heels
What is the idea behind the prohibition of assembling the pieces of a candelabra on Shabbos? What is the idea of the first Shabbos that was kept by the entire Jewish people? How does one ‘enjoy’ the Shabbos? Why do we receive spiritual rewards for physical enjoyment on Shabbos? What does the midrash mean when it says the rewards are ‘in the end?’ Why is that end also referred to as a ‘horn?’ Why does Yaakov – whose name is related to the word Ekev-heel – relate both to the concept of beginning and also to the concept of the end?
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.
Running time: 23:40