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The Secret of Jewish Holidays

Quick two minute insights into the festivals

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No one is perfect, so when Yom Kippur comes and we are told that we can atone for all our sins and start again with a clean slate, it seems like a pretty good deal.
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2:13
The "four kinds" taken on Sukkot are each very different, yet in their different-ness they teach us a profound lesson in oneness.
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2:55
Why the Talmudic sages chose to omit the miraculous military victory from the Chanukah celebration.
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3:19
Purim’s Powerful Message
Despite being prized for her beauty, Queen Esther chose to appear before the king after a long and difficult fast. Why? Because she realized that the most important things are the ones that cannot be seen.
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2:08
Why celebrate the giving of the Torah at Sinai?
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2:20
We need rebuke or love?
If we understand the underlying cause to the loss of the Holy Temple and the Divine presence it openly expressed, we can focus on reversing our exilic state of divine concealment.
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2:08
The full moon’s mystical message
The fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Av is described as a great festive day. The mystics explain that its specialty is connected to coinciding with a full moon (similar to the holidays Passover and Sukkot). Discover a life-changing insight gleaned from the full moon.
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2:19
How the 18th of Elul enlivens a somber month
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