זריזות

This week’s Parsha discusses how the Mishkan, portable Beit Hamikdash was to be built for immediate use in the desert.

Rabbeinu Bechaye says that the main lesson to be learned is מידה הזריזות, measure of alacrity. It describes the manner in which we are to approach the observance of Mitzvot.

We are to do our spiritual obligations with enthusiasm and swiftness. When one puts such emphasis on spiritual matters, there is reward in this world and the next.

We are to be able to distinguish this pursuit as compared to the pursuit of money and physical pleasures. The amassing of gold and silver does not bring such rewards. It can create many obstacles and much damage. People with material desires are off the track and are left feeling empty and confused.

The זריזות, alacrity, for Torah and spirituality, will always bear fruits.