“And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.”

 (Sh’mos 25:8)


Our sages point out that “I will dwell among them” can also be translated as “in them.” They explain that each individual Jew is meant to be a sanctuary for the Sh’chinah, Hashem’s Presence in the world. In fact, the Jew (and by extension his home, shul, and community) is the real Beis HaMikdash on which the physical building was modeled.

When the Beis HaMikdash stood, Yidden from all walks of life basked in the Presence of the Sh’chinah the instant they walked through its gates. Even from afar, one was greeted by the Holy Light emanating from its windows. Every nuance of the structure, including those who did the avodah within it, were there by Divine design for the Jewish pilgrims who came throughout the year, to stir up feelings of awe and an intense inner yearning to return to G-d.

Just as anyone who came to the Beis HaMikdash immediately became aware of Hashem’s Presence and was motivated to do t’shuvah, so too there is a Divine light within every Jew, the inner cheilek Elokah miMa’al, that can shine out, inspiring those around them to return to their Creator.

[Material was previously published on ShiratMiriam.com.]

List of People Who Need
a R’fuah Sh’leimah

(a complete recovery)

Please recite Psalms 20, 30, 88, 121, and 130.

Boris Baruch ben Frecha Frida

Alter Shmuel ben Chavah Leah

Chaim Avraham ben Shifrah Zisel

Yehudah Yudel ben Miriam Gittel

Chaim Yitzchak ben Feiga Hinda

Yitzchak Chaim ben Altoon Aura

Yosef Yitzchak ben Gittel

Eliezer ben Roma

Yosef Ezriel ben Chayah Michal

Aharon ben Feiga

Menachem Mendel ben Gitta Perel

Moshe ben Rachel

Yitzchak Nissim ben Luna

David ben Zina Priyev

Yosef ben Zackie

Yehoshua ben Miriam

Asher ben Rima

Tinok ben Chanah

Yechiel Nasan ben Sarah

Chaim Shmuel ben Leah

Shlomo Chaim ben Liza

Meir Moshe ben Ilanah


Miriam bas Orah

Esther Pesel bas Beila Chayah

Minna Rivkah bas Chanah Frahdl

Tovah Yocheved bas Esther Bukas

Ruchamah Perel Malkah Leah bas Chanah Serel

Esther Hadassah bas Devorah

Leah bas Malkah

Avigayil bas Sarah

Ronit bas Olga

Perel bas Nechamah

Tehilah Hadassah bas Elanah

Berta Duchtar bas Rivkah

Avivah bas Yehudis

Chanah Chayah bas Rivkah Breina

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