Parshas Pekudei: Did you accomplish anything?
One of the more challenging areas of Yiddishkeit is to accurately comprehend the impact of our actions. This goes beyond knowing their effect. It extends into the realm of understanding how much is accredited to our efforts and how much is "Siyata d'Shmaya". A careful look at the climactic event in Sefer Sh'mos sheds light upon this most fundamental issue, and has far reaching implications for everything we do.