Parshas Ki Sisah 5749
Parshas Ki Sisa is the elevation of the Jewish people.
Moshe Rabeinu wondered how would the Jews be elevated (particularly after the golden calf.)
Said Hashem, “they should give a coin of fire.”
Moshe couldn’t understand – how could a coin of fire elevate? (atone.)
The answer is that fire and coins are opposites.
Fire represents energy – shapeless, striving – while a coin is heavy and molded.
A coin is our goal – giving.
Now there are many types of giving.
There is giving because one is kind-hearted.
A higher level, because so God instructs.
But the highest level is a coin of fire, whereby an individual and God have so enmeshed, integrated and merged, that one (like God who continuously, has, is, and will give) continuously – even if he doesn’t see a poor person seeks both those financially and spiritually poor – and even if the person doesn’t realize their poverty they make the effort to teach, assist.