This really knocked me for a loop. Intellect is the highest in man. Yet in G-d’s eyes intellect is lowest because intellect and deed are the same thing. This is due to fact that HaShem is in essence higher than intellect.
We (I) Jews are obsessed with food. We (I) Jews are obsessed with making this world a better place to live. We (I) want to elevate the entire universe so when the Moshiach comes back there will be such an explosion of a G-d consciousness that world has ever seen.
One of the ways we (I) Jews can do this is by eating Kosher food.
What can we learn from the cycle of the moon, how she ever waxes and wanes and waxes again?
That a time of smallness is a time to become great;
And a time of greatness is a time to become small.
For in smallness lies the power to receive
and in receiving lies the power to become great.
And greatness endures only through its power to be small.
Vayakhel-Pekudei 5732:1. 5740:5. Torat Menachem 5742, vol. 3, p. 1372.
G-d told us Jews you are going to eat a Paschal offering. This steak dinner was going to be an act of holiness. This happened when we were in Egypt. This was an act of Holiness. Yet this was more of an act of defiance. For see the sheep is the G-d of Egypt. We Jews were going kill the G-d of Egypt and offer this up as a sacrifice to HaShem.
The paschal sacrifice led to the first Mitzvah that G-d gave us. Eat Matzah for seven days. And when we Jews eat matzah something meaningful happens. When we eat Matzah, we know who our father is the one true living G-d of our forefathers Avraham, Yitz’chak and Ya’akov.
We know G-d.