PARSHAS VAYAKHEL
"And the wings of the cherubim were spread up above... and they face one another like brothers..."
We know that they were called cherubim because they were "cheravia" - like infants - because they had the face of a   child.  We should understand the significance of the cherubim resembling a child's face.  The cherubim attested to   the greatness of Hashem's love to the Jewish people.  This is taught in the Talmud, where it says that during the   holidays the pilgrims were allowed to see the cherubim embracing when the curtain was rolled back, to demonstrate G-d's love for Klal Yisrael.  Therefore, the   cherubim had the faces of children, to show that really the source of Hashem's love for the Jewish people is on the   level of a Father loving his children.
A father loves his small children even though they do silly things.  Despite   this, it is a source of joy for a father, who finds his child's silliness to be cute.  This is the way that Hashem   loves the Jewish people.  Even though we sometimes do ridiculous things, He still loves us.  However, this is on the   condition that "they face one another like brothers", that they should be united.  However, if they are fighting, G  -d forbid, then a father has to mix in and punish them for fighting, G-d forbid.  This is the meaning of the   condition that "they face one another like brothers", that they should have unity between them.  This means that G-d   loves us unconditionally, however if we are fighting He must step in to put a stop to the fighting.
Understand this   well.
(Divrei Binah, Parshas Vayakhel p. 168)

Parshas Vayakhel

Based on what I heard from my father, my teacher, Rebbe Nosson Dovid of Shidlovtza, zt"l, on the verse, "And Moses gathered... these are the things which you should command them..." (Exodus 35:1)

Sometimes a person wants to return to Hashem, and the Yetzer Hara says to him "why are you repenting? Is it possible for a person to repent for so many sins?" It is forbidden to listen to the Yetzer when he says this. The main point of teshuvah is abandoning the sin, to start anew from today. This is why G-d said to Moses "there are the things to command", specifically these, without considering the calculations of the yetzer... One must forget about the past, and resolve to return to Hashem from now on.

(Divrei Binah - Parshas Emor p. 81, "Ulkachtem", based on the teachings of his father, the Rebbe of Shidlovtza)

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