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Bikurim (first fruits)

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The mitzvah of bikkurim, bringing the first fruit to the Temple, is to demonstrate gratitude to G-d for the special land that produces these fruits. In examining the text, we discover two levels of thanksgiving.
​When you come into the land...You shall take of the first fruit of the land...and put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place which the L-rd your G-d will choose...You will rejoice in all the good that G-d has granted ​you. (Deuteronomy 26:1-2,11) ...
Mr. Amram Malka served for a time as an assistant in the Rebbe’s household. One time, he was asked to assist in organizing the Rebbe’s office, and he came across a drawer with family pictures of Chasidim sent to the Rebbe from around the world. This gave ...
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