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It is written, "For you (the people of Israel) shall be a desirable land, says G-d" (Malachi 3:12). Just as the greatest explorers will never uncover the limits of the great and valuable resources which the Almighty has placed within the earth, neither will anyone ever discover the limits of the great treasures which lie buried within a Jew -- G-d's "desirable land."
Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
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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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