ONE G-D — ONE VOICE When Hashem gave the Torah to the Jews, He said, “I am the L-rd your G‑d, and there is no other.” To prove this, the Voice came from every direction, as if the whole world was proclaiming that Hashem alone was G‑d. Shemos: 20:2 (Rashi) THE CENTRAL POINT Just as the center of a circle is exactly the same distance from each point on the rim, so truth must be the central point in life. BASIC TRUTH The number 9 is a basic number, and stands for truth. How so? Take any number, say 347. Now add up the digits: 3+4+7=14. Now take away 14 from 347. 347-14 = 333. Now add up the digits of the answer. 3+3+3 = 9! Pick a number and try it yourself. The answer is always 9! ALL THE PREPARATIONS Dovid HaMelech made all the reparations for building the Bais HaMikdosh. He purchased the land, drew up the plans, dug the foundations, and rganized 24 “watches” of Kohanim and Leviim to do the service in the Temple. For this reason, it is called the House of Dovid. EVEN THE FUTURE King David even set aside tons of iron (barzel) for building the 3rd Bais Hamikdosh - even though iron was forbidden to be used in the Temple before Moshiach comes.