“You should not leave the entrance of the Tent of Meeting for seven days until the concluding day of your days of inauguration… You should stay at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting day and night for seven days, and must guard your appointed duty to G-d…”
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Among the services in the Sanctuary entrusted to the Kohanim-Priests was the removal of the ashes from the Altar. First the Kohen would remove some ashes and place them near the Altar where they would be absorbed by the earth. The remainder of the ashes would be taken out of the camp.
When living with constant Bitachon in Hashem, not only is observing Torah and Mitzvos in practice a given but there will be internal feelings towards Yiddishkait as well. Just because one fulfills all the Mitzvos, not necessarily is there conviction and passion in his actions. It may be a result of habit, tradition, laziness to change, or just lack of enthusiasm.
For Aaron, it would have been extremely difficult for him to limit his open and loving personality. By his very nature, Aaron would have been drawn to the “right” – toward chesed – at the expense of the intense demands of g’vura required in the initiation rites for the Mishkan. Conversely, Aaron’s sons, by virtue of the very opposite trait of g’vura, would have been hard-pressed to limit their spiritual energy in any way…
…Substantially different however is the bond of the Jewish people with the land of Israel, beginning with the Revelation at Sinai, and before, when G-d, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, gave the land to the Jewish People. Even gentiles know this, and that the dream which Jacob had was the factual truth, and that the entire world is an instrument to make this dream a reality!
There are absolutely no limits to the feeling of z’rizus, excitement and enthusiasm that gives rise to a constant spiritual state of alacrity. * The above should inspire us to action. First off, to publicize that we are presently in “the end of days,” “eis keitz,” during which time, “Many shall refine themselves and make themselves white, and be purified…”
We are living presently in the transitional period—on the bridge—between galut/exile and geula/redemption. We are about to enter into a new relationship with the world. We are like the chattan in his transitional period. We too must learn the lesson of communicating with love. And while in earlier generations we could have afforded the luxury of being more stern in the way we tried to affect others, today, the method we must use is the method of Aaron.
Mordechai was a chassid. Indeed, it was he who established the “obligation to celebrate on Purim ad d’lo yada.” Who would come up with the idea of “ad d’lo yada,” for all future generations, if not a chassid?!