DVAR TORAH: WHO IS DIVINE?
"וַיִּתְרֹצֲצוּ הַבָּנִים בְּקִרְבָּהּ וַתֹּאמֶר אִם כֵּן לָמָּה זֶּה אָנֹכִי וַתֵּלֶךְ לִדְרֹשׁ אֶת יְהוָה"
“And the children struggled together within her, and she said, ‘If it is so (I have so much pain) why did I want this (pregnancy)?’ And she went to inquire of G-d.”
The commentators explain that Rivka went to the yeshiva of Shem to learn what would happen to her.
I find it remarkable that the Torah refers to Torah scholars as if they were G-d!
Well, on one level, the Talmud teaches that ruach hakodesh, the divine spirit, resides with great talmidei chachomim.
We may also suggest that Torah scholars literally morph into a piece of holiness, ah shtik kedusha, by dint of their immersion in Torah, the repository of Holiness, and by “clinging” to G-d through following and imitating His perfect ways.
We observe then, by diligent Torah study we too can become a kedosh elyon and a manifestation of Hashem’s presence in this world! Let’s do it!