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Posted by: Rabbi Elazar Meisels 2/21/2007 5:31 PM

The poles must remain in the Ark's rings; they must not be removed from it.” 25:15

  • The perpetual presence of the poles symbolized that the Torah must be portable and not tied to any one place. Whenever, and wherever the people would go, the Ark would accompany them, as it is always ready to be transported. – Rav Samson R. Hirsch

As a people who were destined to wander the globe, it was imperative that the Jewish people recognize that the Torah must always accompany them on their journeys. Their remarkable success at maintaining their allegiance to the foundations of Judaism, in spite of the difficult exiles endured, is directly attributable to the centrality accorded to Torah in Jewish communities across the globe. The continuation of this success can only be assured if the Torah remains the mainstay of the Jewish nation.

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