Pinchas: Chapter 64

The rose


We learn that when the people of Yisrael open their hearts in repentance they immediately emit a sweet fragrance and God removes them from among the thorns.


Our cold and hardened hearts are what prevent healing and joy from reaching us. Here we arouse remorse and penitence. The hearts of all men are opened. We are lifted away from the thorns, where we can now enjoy the sweet fragrance of the rose. That means that we are lifted away from Judgment, and can now enjoy the sweet scent of healing and bliss.