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The Rabbi observes from an authoritative source the possibility that the modern printing medium fulfills the purpose of the Breast Plate to communicate Truth and Divine advice by Torah teachers in these times to the people. While the lighting up of the letters on the Breast Plate sounds like ‘some magic’ for those times to convey Divine leading to the Priests and Levites in the Tabernacle and Temple, it should not be crazy to surmise that the modern cell phone Internet system could (and certainly already has) surpass books as the medium to convey Breast Plate like flashing letter messages of Truth and guidance in Torah. In fact, we already have this facility right in our hands via our Cell phones. No longer is it necessary to seek and buy expensive books. It is all free and gratis via the Internet – simply pose your question in Google Search and select Jewish Sources from the masse of information it will present within seconds. Google will even present the answer to your question right from the contents of a Talmudic book by displaying the specific page! Plus instant translation facilities if needed! It simply is mind boggling.
So, it is not from G-d? Nothing has changed from Temple Times when HaShem would convey answers and leading through elect Priests and Levites. Today we have in addition the unending source of Jewish Sages writings and Rabbinic assistance and guidance. Like with all else, you have to be selective – with choosing friends, life mates, spiritual guidance and Torah instruction. G-d is not available on the phone or mail. Hr has mandated Judah to be the teachers and interpreters of His Way, as conveyed to Moses at the start, and historically down the line of Time. We have it all in print and cyberspace today.
We are all witness to the fleshing speed of advance in telecommunications. Applying this concept of cyberspace communication … can that perhaps provide the answer to the supposition we posed in our commentary on this week’s Parashat Tetzaveh, regarding the nations “coming to bow before HaShem from new Moon to New Moon and Shabbat to Shabbat?” When the Tabernacle of HaShem could become the ‘Temple that He dwells in” and communicates through to the World?
Christians will no doubt respond with “Holy Spirit leading” and present that as the current medium since the coming of their Messiah. They overlook that even their NT Scriptures and the reprimand of their Messiah was to follow the appointed Scribes and Pharisees that sit in Moses’s Seat – Matt. 23:2 The one question they overlook in their self-conviction is: Why is there such consternation and division of opinion when they are all “led by the Spirit’?
|יד וְהָלְכוּ אֵלַיִךְ שְׁחוֹחַ בְּנֵי מְעַנַּיִךְ, וְהִשְׁתַּחֲווּ עַל-כַּפּוֹת רַגְלַיִךְ כָּל-מְנַאֲצָיִךְ; וְקָרְאוּ לָךְ עִיר יְהוָה, צִיּוֹן קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל.
|14 And the sons of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee, and all they that despised thee shall bow down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee the city of HaShem, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Could a Cyberspace Choshen (Breast Place) be the medium of spiritual communication in the New World?