Section:  Avodah   Category: Ahavas Yisroel
Parshas Truma: Rav Moshe Shternbuch - Brilliant Colorful Diversity

Among the layers of the roof of the Mishkan was the Tachash. The Tachash was an animal with brilliantly colorful hide. Unkeles says the Aramaic word for the Tachash is "Sasgona", which the gemara in Shabbos (28a) says means "Sas U'Mispaer" is happy and glorifies itself, "BiGavanim Shelo" in its many colors.

Rav Moshe Shternbuch (Ta'am VaDaas) says that this eludes to the fact that there are many different approaches to Avodas Hashem. Each person has his own path. Not only are these varying approaches not a contradiction, on the contrary, this is the glory of Am Yisroel as every Jew takes their own individual path to arrive at the same point. Everyone excitedly contributes his part and his uniqueness to do the will of Hashem.

Only when the Tachash covers the Mishkan with its dazzling array of colors, and only when we all serve Hashem in peace and unity with our dazzling array of talents and personalities, will the Mishkan be complete and bring Nachas to our Creator.