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Sunday, June 21, 2020

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Jewish History

Moses dispatched 12 spies to tour the Holy Land in preparation for its conquest by the people of Israel.

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The Torah's account of the story of the Spies
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More on the Spies

Starting in the afternoon, Tachanun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted.
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Starting in the afternoon, Tachanun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted.
Daily Thought

Rabbi Judah, the Rebbe in his time of all Israel,
as he passed from life confined within a body
to liberation from all physical bonds
—as he began to attain higher and yet incomparably higher states of being,
for “the righteous have no rest, not in this world and not in the world to come”—
at that time, he said, “My children, I need them.”

So too with our Rebbe.
Even as he has left the confines of his body,
even as he leaps to entirely new heights of existence,
not only will those tied to him still need him,
climb higher with him,
achieve so much more through the strength he gives them,
—but he, as well, will need them,
and depend upon their hard work,
to achieve that which he must achieve.

For a Rebbe and those bound up with him are one.

Paraphrase of a talk on the last day of Passover, 5710. Printed in Likutei Sichot vol. 2, p. 509.