While this may end up sounding like a parody of a parody, I just wanted to share a though I had this morning.
Why is Torah and Mitzvot referred to as "Ner Mitzva v'Torah Ohr" (Mitzvot are candles and Torah is light?) If a person wants to share a bag full of money with a thousand people, he will end up with nothing inside the bag. Yet a candle can give light to a thousand other candles, without the act of transferring light causing a reduction in the candle. Its exactly the opposite -- candles and light can give from themselves to others creating even more light.
Torah is the same thing.
To borrow a term from the GH, "Robbosai, its all about experience."
When you have a funny thought in your head and you share it with someone else, it doesn't diminish it in the slightest, but rather increases the happiness in the world.
While I have gotten many compliments on this purim parody idea this week, (and compliments are always nice), the satisfaction of being able to share a good idea, a funny idea, a laugh with others (especially for the mitzva of purim) -- the act of sharing is (for me) the best part.
So, at the risk of sounding too sappy, this Purim, make sure you pass on a laugh to someone else. Bring a smile to their face too -- make this a great Purim for as many people as you can!
Fine. Now I've done it. I'm actually about to be blogging during the 18 minutes after candlelighting and I didn't shower yet. My wife will be lighting candles shortly so I'm logging off now.
I'm a dead man, so I'll end this here.
Shabbat Shalom from the Muqata and see you back here next week.
Many more blogs to go!
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael, even if its almost the 18 minutes before shabbat