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The Book of Numbers (Bamidbar) and the overall 10 censuses are devoted to the absolute value of counting: the indispensability & worth of each human being.
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The concept of duality in matters of body and spirit are examined with respect to the opposing natures of twins Jacob and Esau.
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The four species of Sukkot represent each type of Jew unified as one, and implies a greater harmony among all Jewish people.
Purim celebrates the salvation of a singular people: Torah, the festivals, circumcision and tefillin are symbols of Jewish uniqueness.
Purim derives its name from the lots cast by Haman. It is not some incidental detail but the single event that most expresses what Purim represents.
With their joy the Jews rejected their uniqueness as a nation under the special protection of G-d. To save the Jews Esther knew they had to reconnect to G-d
Chanukah is commemorated with oil. On Purim we celebrate with wine.
Revisiting the 42-stationed journey in the desert from the Exodus of Egypt (that marked our birth as a nation) to our entry into the Land of Israel.
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Explaining the Talmudic prediction that in the days before the coming of Moshiach “The face (the leadership) of the generation will have the face of a dog”
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Insightful words by the Rebbe Maharash: “In truth, we could be rid of the oppressors of Israel. But the Jewish people prefer the bitter medicine”.