Last week’s parsha was parsha Teruma. This is when we were given the mitzvah of Hiddur Mitzvah. The commandment tells us to beautify a mitzvah.
Basically, it means to not just do the bare minimum when following a mitzvah, but to enhance it by going above and beyond.
One example of how I have used this mitzvah in my own life is at my Bat Mitzvah. The way we “beautified” the mitzvah was by having flowers on the bimah and getting a pretty tallis. Another example is during Sukkot. We make decorations for Sukkahs and make them look nicer.
While this mitzvah is probably not as important as some of the others, it is nice to do. Following a commandment from the Torah should be something special that you cherish in a beautiful way.