This weeks parsha begins with Gd speaking to Moshe from the Ohel Moed. Rashi explains that though Moshe was able to hear the words of Gd, but it seemed as though if one were to place their ear next to the Ohel Moed, they would not have been able to hear anything. One could say that this is a miracle, while I say it is a pity.
There is an idea in the world of audiology of frequencies. There are frequencies humans can hear, and some that are too high, which cannot be picked up by the natural human ear. Dog’s however, can pick up higher frequencies, like the frequency of a dog whistle. Though we cannot hear the noise, the dogs do and react by barking.
Just as we are limited in our audition, we are also limited in our spiritual frequencies. “Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Levi says, Everyday a Bat Kol (lit. daughter of voice) goes forth from Mt. Horev (Sinai) and cries out and says, Woe to the peoples [of the earth] because of the disgrace showed to the Torah.” The heavenly voice cries out every day, yet none of us seem to hear it. We are not on the level of receiving prophetic or heavenly transmissions.
Those who suffer from hearing disabilities or even deafness are able to increase their hearing by using various forms of technology. So to, those who struggle to hear the spiritual frequencies, those who find it difficult to see the hand of Gd, can adopt different practices to become more attune to Divine Intervention. We can try to pray more, find things to be thankful for, and recite brachot with intent.
Gd is screaming out to us, it is up to us to attune ourselves to hear His call.
The ideas from this week were taken from Rabbi Frand :) Shabbat Shalom to all #parsha #dvartorah #vayikra #shabbatshalom