Dvar Torah for Children: B’shalach

Anash.org presents a weekly Dvar Torah for children by Rabbi Yekusiel Goldstein, author of the book Divrei Torah for Children.

‘לזכות הרה”ח הרה”ת ר’ עקיבא גרשון בן רחל בתי
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For a printable PDF of the Dvar Torah for Parshas B’shalach, click here.


After safely crossing the yam suf, the Yidden sang shira, thanking Hashem for all the miracles that He did for them.

At the end of the shira, the Yidden said, “Bring us to the Beis Hamikdash that was prepared by Your hands.” Some Meforshim* learn from this possuk, that the third Beis Hamikdash will be built by Hashem and not by the Yidden.

Question: How could it be that the Yidden will lose out on the great zchus and mitzva of building the greatest and final Beis Hamikdash?!

Answer: The third Beis Hamikdash is actually built by us, even more than the first and second Beis Hamikdash! The third Beis Hamikdash is built through all the many mitzvos that the Yidden performed with mesiras nefesh, throughout the many years in golus.

In order to ensure that this Beis Hamikdash – that we built with our mitzvos – will last forever, Hashem built the physical Beis Hamikdash. Whatever is built by Hashem is everlasting, therefore, the third, and final Beis Hamikdash will last forever.

The Rebbe told us that we already completed our avoda to merit the coming of Moshiach and the rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdash. We daven and anticipate for Hashem to do His part and bring down the third and final Beis Hamikdash, with the coming of Moshiach. May it be speedily in our days, amein! 

(Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 30 p. 121)

*There are different opinions regarding who will build the third Beis Hamikdash. See Likutei Sichos vol. 18 p. 418; Toras Menachem 5748 p. 560.

Divrei Torah for ChildrenVolume 2 can be purchased online or in Crown Heights bookstores.

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