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Shaking Lulav and the Unified Field Theory

During the holiday of Succot we “shake” four species, as prescribed in the Torah and explained by the Sages – one palm, two willows, three myrtle and one citron. There are untold meanings – from the simple to the mystical – regarding the types of species, their number, various correspondences to other sets of four […]

The Holy of Holies and the Sukkah

One of Yom Kippur’s climactic moments occurs when the High Priest enters the Holy of Holies with incense and a fire pan. While in the Holy of Holies, the High Priest created a cloud of smoke that filled the enclosed space. While obviously the smoke eventually dissipated, Chassidut delving ever deeper asks what really happened […]

The Bridge of Life

In a previous section we discussed the intrinsic connection between all the holidays of the month of Tishrei. The thread that ties Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Succot together is the number 100. In this section, we will discuss how even another number, 68 also serves as a bridge between all these holidays. The word chaim, […]