Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week we read "Vayikra" That small "a" is no accident. In the Torah, the last letter of the word is actually written with a small aleph. A mistake? No. The letter "aleph" is the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and also the 1st letter of the word "Ani", which means "I". The word "Vayikra" means "And God called", and Moses felt that made him look too important. He wanted to make the "Ani", the "I" seem smaller, in order to make room for others. So, the letter "aleph" was written with a small "aleph" to represent Moses' humility.

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