Generally the word Laimor in the Torah is reserved for instances where the instruction needs to be repeated. For example when Hashem dictated a new commandment to Moshe, the posuk would narrate that Hashem said the commandment, Laimor, with the intention that Moshe should then pass it on to the rest of the Yidden. A difficulty arises when the posuk says Laimor directly preceding the Ten Commandments – the Aseres Hadibros. As we know, all of the Yidden were present, not just those alive then, but even the souls of all the coming generations were there as well, what then was the purpose of saying that Hashem told Moshe Laimor? We must then say that there is another dimension to the posuk saying Laimor in this context. According to the internal dimension, the word Laimor refers to the material worlds which came into being through the Ten Utterances – the Asara Maamaros, hence the connection to the word Laimor. The Ten Commandments, on the other hand, refer to Hashem’s word descending from the spiritual realms. The message we can learn is that Hashem was telling Moshe that the Ten Commandments should be brought from their spiritual realm into the Laimor – the physical world. This means that our spiritual experiences should not remain limited to times of spiritual activity, rather it should become a part of our life. This is also the meaning of the posuk in Tehillim, ‘That I am embittered because I am being told a whole day where is your G-d?’. A deeper explanation of this posuk is that a Yid is certainly connected to Hashem when he davens and learns; however what is with the rest of the day, כל היום , when one is involved in their own personal, not necessarily holy activities, where then is the reality of Hashem’s existence? This is the message of the Laimor. We may not need to repeat the Ten Commandments to anybody, but we have a huge task to present them to a place where they do not naturally frequent; our material world, and our personal lives. When we imbue our lives with the kedusha and spirituality of the Ten Commandments, we not only fulfill the Laimor but we also bring the world to the purpose for which it was created, namely that it should reflect a g-dly purpose so that Hashem can dwell here in a revealed manner.

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