Section: Tanach Category: Shir Hashirim
|Shir HaShirim: Bnei Yisroel's Beautiful (Bottle)Neck|
In our mind we often know what is right but for some reason we just don't integrate our knowledge with our behavior. We eat things that we know are not healthy. We say things that we know are wrong and we will very soon regret. We know what is right and what Hashem expects from us and we know and believe in reward and punishment but our actions often betray this knowledge.
Why??? It is because our intellect does not travel from our mind to our heart. The symbol of this difficult passage, say Rav Shimshon Pincus, is the neck. The great ideas we receive directly from Heaven must navigate this narrow corridor and find its way into our heart and soul in order for us to live life the way we know and believe it should be lived.
Hashem tells Bnei Yisroel "Tzavareich BaCharuzim";"Your neck [is beautiful and] is adorned with strings of beads". Hashem is complimenting Bnei Yisroel on their beautiful necks that act as a perfect conduit that produces consistency between their hearts and mind.