Pinchas: Chapter 116

"A bird's nest"


The Faithful Shepherd says that the bird is the Shechinah, the nest is the Temple and the chicks are Yisrael. When Yisrael sinned and the Temple was destroyed the Shechinah went away. We are told about the six orders of the Mishnah, the six words of the Sh'ma Yisrael, the sages of the Bible, and the Kabbalists - and in all these Moses emphasizes the role and importance of prayer and intention.