Trumah: Chapter 81

"And all your children shall be taught of Hashem"


Rabbi Shimon explains here that when children are studying Torah, the Shechinah gives them strength and courage, and the Holy One assists them, this is the meaning of, "And all your children shall be taught of the Creator." But another meaning emerges as Rabbi Shimon and Rabbi Chiya encounter a child who answers them with a prophecy. The child says that prophecy stems from the aspects of Netzach and Hod, but only for the children of Yisrael, not for other people.


The Light of the Shechinah shining here imbues the children of our world with courage and strength and a love of spirituality. And because all of us are children of our parents and children of the Light, we, too, are strengthened so that we have the boldness to reject the temptations of material existence and the wisdom to walk in the way of the Creator. The innocence of childhood blossoms in our souls. And the prophecy referring to the gems of wisdom that come out of the mouths of babes, emerges in our consciousness.