Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

The Way of G-d

Part 4: "Divine Service"
Ch. 8: " Seasonal Mitzvot"
Paragraph 6

A distinct and unique cast of light shines upon each Holy Day that sets it apart from the others on a spiritual level; and each Holy Day likewise commemorates an important event that sets it apart historically too, as we'd seen (see 4:7:6). We're thus enjoined to read-out special selections from the Torah each Holy Day that touch upon all that -- aside from the regular Torah readings we do on Shabbat and on certain weekdays.

For we're to read-out from the Torah on a regular basis because it was granted to us to be studied both publicly and privately, and to thus be made an integral part of our lives; and we also read it out so as to be nourished by its great light (see 4:2:2). So we recite the relevant readings on the Holy Days to bolster our connection to the Torah, to bask in the light that irradiates from the words, and to recapture the spirit of the days involved.

And so on Passover we read about the events surrounding the redemption, on Shavuot we recount the granting of the Torah, on Sukkot we retell how we'd lived in booths on the way to the Land of Israel, and the like.


Text Copyright 2005 by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman and Torah.org.


 

ARTICLES ON TAZRIA AND METZORAH:

View Complete List

Surrounded by Mirrors
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5771

Anyone Can Find
Rabbi Label Lam - 5773

Gold in them Thar Walls
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761

ArtScroll

Guarding Against Feeling Too Good About Oneself
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

We Have the Manual for Life!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5759

Sufferings from Love
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769

> Turtle Doves Do Not Have
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Tzoraas
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5773

Have A Good Look
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Doves and Relationships
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5762

Conception,Perception, and Better Reception
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761

Ignoramus Kohen: Fool or Am Haaretz?
- 5769

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Speaking Ill of Others
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

Placing The Partitions
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5774

Guard Yourself
- 5770

The Letters Of 'Nega' and 'Oneg' Are Identical
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5768



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information