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"Make for Me (G-d) a sanctuary----so that I may dwell among them (Israel)(25:8)
According to the Chiddushei Geonim Menochos 29, the structure of the sanctuary can correspond to the various organs of the human body...
From the Chiddushei Geonim it can be deduced that the human form is capable of being a recepticle of G-ds Presence.......This is indeed a very powerful concept.......However, the question remains, in what way can we allow G-d to dwell within our own personal relm, namely the body?.......
Perhapes the answer is as follows: By developing a generous and giving heart we can perhapes initiate the process of bringing G-d into our lives......It is perhapes for this very reason parshat Teruma begins by stating, "Take for me a portion from every man whose heart motivates him.......(25:2)......The Torah is telling us that the first step to bringing G-d into our lives is generosity..The more generous, the more able we are to relinquish the ego....Perhapes, a kind word, a smile, and even a listening ear is all thats needed for G-ds Presence to be welcomed into our personal relm........Have a Good Shabbos
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