Shemini: Divrei David: To Merit the Divine Presence
The 19th of Adar is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Dovid (ben Tzvi Elimelech) of Dinov (1804-1874). Rav Dovid was the author of Tzemach Dovid and Divrei Dovid, and the son of the Bnei Yissoschar. He succeeded his father as Rebbe in Dinov following the latter’s petira in 1841.
“And Moshe said: This is the thing that God has commanded you to do; then the Glory of God will appear to you (Vayikra 9:6).” Only when you serve God because, “As God commanded,” and not for any other reason, not even for the elevated purpose of receiving the Divine Presence, will you merit, “the Glory of God will appear to you.” Divrei David)