The Red Heifer: Loving Others

Jun 30th, 2011 by Rabbi Simcha Weinberg in Holidays, Portion of the Week
The Holy Rebbe was stingy with his words. He would speak in cryptic sentences and his Chassidim would sit for hours after he spoke to figure out what he meant.

The secret of the Parah Adumah – the Red Cow – is Loving Others.

The Chassidim pondered for hours, but they could not figure out what their holy leader was trying to teach them.

They had no choice but to ask their master for an explanation.

The Cohen who purifies the impure with the ashes of the Parah becomes impure. He allows himself to become impure in order to help another. That is true love for someone else.

The secret of the Parah Adumah – the Red Cow – is Loving Others.

And, there’s more…

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