The Ba’al Haturim notes why there is a small letter Aleph in the word Vayikrah. A sign of Moshe Rabbenu’s humility. Moshe Rabbenu wanted the word to be read like by Billam “Vayikar” and Hashem just “happened” to speak to him. A casual less intimate form of communication. So why didn’t he just leave out the aleph? The answer is that there was a much more important lesson to be learned. With klal Yisroel there is no such thing as Vayikar – happenstance in our relationship with Hashem. Everything is Hashgacha Protis.

Written by: Rabbi Ephraim Bryks

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