Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Reading the Megillah

A few reasons why we read Rus on Shavuos:

1)Yalkut Shimoni: the Megillah describes people suffering and enduring difficulty and displaying great self sacrifice. This teaches that one can acquire Torah only through much toil and self sacrifice.

2)Chidah: Rus demonstrates the punishment for selfishness and the importance of kindness. This teaches us that one can only accept the Torah if he does kind acts. A selfish person cannot learn truly learn Torah.

3)Likutei Halahchos: Rus was the ancestor of Dovid Hamelech. He was the paradigm of tefilah and humility, two absolute essentials without which one cannot learn Torah.


Megilah said...


aaron.nanach said...


Yashar koach, very nice!