Since everything that exists in the physical world has a spiritual counterpart, let us try to see if there is any correlation between the three security mechanisms that are made for physical protection for our homes and three other spiritual “security systems” that we “install” that not only protect us but also greatly enhance our lives.

        Probably all homes are equipped with door knob locks, while many people also have bolt locks located higher up on the door. Then there are a few people who even add a panoramic surveillance security system on their roofs for what they feel is added protection.

          Let us therefore see if we can possibly find our spiritual counterparts to these physical security systems? Perhaps our three mitzvos of of Nar Chanukah, Mazzuah, and Parapet (Ma’aca) can be seen as our core protection in our homes.

          Interestingly, most of us light our Nar Chanukah about the same height as our door knobs locks, while we attach the mezuzos on our doorposts at about the approximant place of the bolt locks.

            Also at the same area of the edge of our roofs where we would place our parapet (ma’aca) – when required – is also the ideal place to attach the surveillance security system.

          Therefore let us delve into the heart of the manner and try to discover a deeper relationship between the placement of these three mitzvos that are connected to the home and the three security systems.                            

         At best the surveillance security helps to protect our possessions from “falling” into the wrong hands, whereas the supernal crown of the mitzvah of Ma’aca has the power to also protect our thoughts from “falling” from their elevated heights.

            At best the bolt locks on the doors of our house can protect us from unwelcome influences, whereas the mitzvos of mezuzos, which are placed opposite “hearts”, have the ability to also guard us from uninvited feelings.

          At best the locks on our door handles can keep the darkness outside, whereas the Neros of Chanukah also have the power to transform the darkness of galus into the radiance of geula – may it be so soon in our days.


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