Vayikra: Chapter 53

"I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it"


The rabbis are delighted when they hear two merchants talking outside their cave, discussing the title verse; they come out of the cave to talk to them. Rabbi Chiya says that men give thanks to God every day for the world that He has made. The merchant tells of overhearing Rabbi Shimon say that King David gave thanks for the last world, namely Malchut. Rabbi Shimon also explained the meaning of "Now therefore, our Elohim, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications...for the sake of Adonai," and we learn that the name Adonai symbolizes the Shechinah and is attached to the Temple, her dwelling place.