The month of Adar began this past week. It is traditional to usher it in with more merriment than usual, as a warm-up to Purim, and in that spirit I offer the following reflections on this week’s portion, Terumah.
It is not easy to lead an ethical life. There are so many choices to be made each day, and, as detailed in this week’s Torah portion, so many guidelines and rules to be considered. Why bother? Who cares? Does it really matter how I act?