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Jonah’s Turbulent Voyage[1] As mentioned in our previous article on Sukot, the Prophet Jonah received his prophecy in merit of his exuberant joy during the water-drawing celebrations in the Temple.[2] However, the prophecy he received threw him into a flight of manic depression as we will see from the wording of the verses: Initially, God […]

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The two elements of fire and water unite in the Temple. The two elements of air and earth unite in the Land of Israel. In the Temple we offer sacrifices to God. The sacrifices ascend in flame on the altar. The Torah calls the sacrifices “fires.” When offering a sacrifice we experience ourselves burning up […]

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Sukot is “the time of our joy” – our joy in God and God’s joy in us. God loves all of His creation but He calls Himself “the God of Israel.” Joy is the experience of mother – “the mother of children is happy.” A mother nurtures her children, so joy nurtures love, fear, and […]

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