Monday, July 31, 2006

Daf Yomi - 54 - The Badim

The Gemara states that although the בדים did not show on the outside, they stuck out and protruded into the curtain. The Gemara quotes the passuk in Shir HaShirim that states צרור המור דודי לי בין שדי ילין. It is noteworthy that the Aron was carried by the בדים, which represents תלמידי חכמים, and another passuk in Shir HaShirim states שני שדיך כשני עפרים תאומי צביה, and the Medrash interprets this to be referring to Moshe and Aharon, the two leaders of בני ישראל. It is also worth noting that according to one opinion in Chazal, Korcah was from those who carried the Aron itself. Korach wished to unseat Moshe and Aharon who were the "carriers" of the Torah.