Part of the Kohain Gadol’s vestiments¬† was the Urim V’Tumim. The Ramban notes that while many people have the power of “Urim” insight into any given situation, few people have “Tumim” the ability to give the correct advise. In the days of the Mishkan this power was part of Ruach Hakodesh. Eli Hakohen could see the letters but not the message. Shaul Hamelach thought he was doing Hashem’s will, but he was mistaken. ¬†A mistake that cost him his privilege to rule.

Written by: Rabbi Ephraim Bryks

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