Vayikra 5773 (part 1)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Why is the Alef in the word "Vayikra" written small? The Ba'al Turim explains that Moshe had wanted to write the word "Vayikar," without the Alef; this would mean that Hashem "happened" upon him in a vision rather than willingly appear to Moshe. He was humble and did not want to look like a very important person. Nonetheless, Hashem told Moshe to write the Alef, but Moshe still requested that it would be written with a small Alef.


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