When one makes a simchah, Hashem takes his deceased parents from Gan Eden and brings them to join in the simchah
The parshah’s stream of ideas communicates a desirable equilibrium
The power of leitzanus caused 250 wise men to join Korach and reject Moshe Rabbeinu
All our actions are for the war against the yetzer hara “You are children of Hashem, your G-d; you shouldn’t cut yourselves or make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.” (Devarim 14:1) Yalkut Shimoni says the words “lo sisgodedu — you shouldn’t cut yourselves, share a root with agudah, group.” Using this
There are mitzvos that correspond to the head of a person and those that correspond to the heart
“You get none of the glory but continue to serve. That’s rav!” Extraordinary!