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Friday, October 2, 2020

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Erev Sukkot
Jewish History

R. Israel of Kosnitz was a disciple of a number of great chassidic Rebbes, including R. DovBer of Mezeritch. A famed miracle worker, he authored the work Avodat Yisrael and was one of the disseminators of Chassidism in Poland.

Link: Not Good to Be Alone

Laws and Customs

It is customary to prepare the "four kinds" for use on Sukkot, binding the three hadassim (myrtle twigs) and two aravot (willow twigs) to the lulav (palm frond), in the sukkah on the afternoon preceding the festival.

Link: It Takes All Kinds

Daily Thought

That force that holds electrons in their orbit and planets in theirs, explodes incessantly within the stars above and is the darkness that fills the empty space—that force is a single whole, and it is G‑d.

It is not all of G‑d. It is an expression of G‑d. All of it could disappear in a single instant, and for Him nothing would have changed.

Where is it that you can find all of G‑d? Wherever He wishes to be found.

On the festival of Sukkot, for example, He hides within some scattered branches placed upon an autumn hut.