A Puzzle Solved
In many editions of the Torah, at the end of each Parsha you can find a record of the number of Pesukim (verses) in that Parsha. Parshas Mikeits is the only Parsha where the number of words – 2,025 – is listed alongside the number of Pesukim.
What is the reason for this?
Parshas Mikeits is almost always read on the Shabbos of Chanukah. The symbol of Chanukah is the flame, called “Ner” (נר) in Hebrew, which equals 250. Multiply 250 by the 8 days of Chanukah and you get 2,000.
So that answers the question… almost. What about the remaining 25 in 2,025?
Well, think about the day Chanukah begins – the 25th of Kisleiv. There you have it – 2,000 plus 25 equals 2,025 – the exact number of words in Parshas Mikeits!