Attending a wedding this week helped put this week’s parasha in proper perspective. So much discussion regarding marriage and the importance of the first year together as husband and wife. Nonetheless, it is worthwhile to remind ourselves of the words of the Baal HaTurim, who writes that the essential reward of “length of days” that the Torah promises regarding various commandments refers to the building of the Bais HaMikdash. This means that the focus of our lives is the Bais HaMikdash. A marriage is a reflection of the Bais HaMikdash, as one must always act in a respectful manner to one’s spouse, children and guests. There is no such thing as an off moment in the Bais HaMikdash, and the same applies in a married life. HaShem should give us the wisdom to understand the importance of all our relationships and with that we will merit long life and the Rebuilding of the third Bais HaMikdash, speedily, in our days!
Have an Understanding Shabbos!