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Our sages explain the significance of Shemini Atzeret. Shemini Atzeret is the one-day festival that immediately follows the seven-day festival of Sukkot.
Teves focuses us on the Temple from two angles. First, the end of Chanukah celebrates of the return to the Temple. And secondly, the fast day on the 10th of the month marks the siege against Jerusalem.
Enjoy these Jewish mystical teachings on light, by Rabbi Simon Jacobson, best-selling author of “Toward a Meaningful Life”.
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Our sages describe the age of Moshiach as a reality which “the heart does not reveal to the mouth,” where we will inhabit the “subconscious” of G-d.
History is a dance. G-d & the “maiden of Israel” have been dancing these steps some 4000 years now, advancing & retreating, drawing apart & pulling together
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Both Mattot and Massei are parashiyot read during the Three Weeks – both are lessons on galut.
Two essential laws of the menorah: it should be forged of a single piece of gold & its diverse lights should face each other in harmony with their source.
The verses in Parshat Beha’alotecha specify two laws of the menorah corresponding to two visions of man provided by Rashi and Nachmanides.
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The letters in the Torah reflect each Jew as an individual, but similarly contributing to the same overall message.
From the French Revolution to the times of Moshiach, the Jewish people continues to cling to unity, identity, and G-d.