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Sukkot is a weeklong festival celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the lulav and etrog and joyous feasting.
Some sechach blew off during Sukkot. I was wondering if I can just tie it down with string. When I asked (and looked on the Internet), I got mixed replies.
G‑d instructed Moses to ascend the mountain “in the middle of the day,” making it clear that they had no power over what would happen.
Is there a way to imagine teshuvah as something empowering and encouraging, rather than a beat-down from G‑d?
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In the Sukkah, we are all one because in essence we are a single being. But that which is outside our essence—that which makes us the individuals who we are—that is not yet one. In the unity of the Etrog, Lulav, Hadasim and Aravot, we are all one as distinct individuals, complementing one another to make a single, harmonious whole. But we remain apart at the core, united only superficially. When the two mitzvot come together, then we are one in all ways: The oneness of our essence...
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