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Back in 1996, Rabbi Finman was asked to speak to the niece of one of his students. After spending many hours answering her questions, the woman gave Rabbi Finman her e-mail address. Rabbi Finman wrote the woman a note and included in it a short insight into that week's Parsha and a short Chasidic story.

Realizing that this was something no one was yet doing,, Rabbi Finman sent the missive to his mailing list of about 30 people. Requests from recipients friends came pouring in. The next week Rabbi Finman sent the e-Parsha to 100 people. Within a year more than 2000 people were receiving it. Today, more than 14,000 receive the e-Parsha weekly and the requests keep coming in.

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This week's YouParsha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTA8922URxY. The Diference Between Yom Kippur and Succos

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It is known that the Mittler Rebbe - Reb Dovber, second Lubavitcher Rebbe, did not sleep in the Succa. The Talmud comments that one should make their succa their house [meaning to live in the succa] and their house their succa for the seven days of the holiday. The Rebbe however, was meticulous to eat a snack in the succa even when it rained.

The Mittler Rebbe explained that the succa is a manifestation of mochin d'bina - expansive divine intellect. The Mittler Rebbe, sensitive to such revelation, could not fall asleep in a succa. The Previous Rebbe explained that this great revelation is beyond internalization. Eating in the succa allows this G'dliness to be internalized as the food is internalized. Even a snack or drink of water internalizes this revelation. When on sleeps, 1/60 of their soul leaves their body and is energized above. The void the soul leaves is filled with a "spirit of impurity". Would one want to bring impurity into the succa?!

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Before hakafos, the Simchas Torah celebration, the Rebbe Reshab, fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, once called over a merchant who worked on a consignment basis and asked the man to explain how his business worked. The man explained that those who had paid their previous bill would receive new merchandise on credit.

The Hebrew word for credit is hakafa, the same word for the Simchas Torah celebration. The Rebbe then said to those assembled, "After one has paid in cash, by the various distinctive kinds of divine service that characterize the month of Elul, Rosh Hashanah, the ten days of penitence, Yom Kippur, Succos, and Shemini Atzeres, one can take a new consignment of blessings for the new year on credit (hakafa). In this vein we will now begin the hakafos."

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In memory of Yisroel Yaakov ben Hirsh Leib Niftar Kislev 26, 5783 and

Chana bas Dovber HaLevi Niftar Teves 8, 5783.

Chaim Elozar ben Dovber HaLevi Niftar Lag B'Omer 5783

May their families be comforted among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

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Reb Meir of Premishlan, circa 1850's, had a custom of standing by his open living room window on the night before Yom Kippur and blessing anyone who approached. Yossel, the town thief, also wanted a blessing for a successful year, but how could he approach the Rebbe?

Yossel planned to stand in wait, out of the Rebbe's line of vision. When an opportunity would arise, he would jump in front of the Rebbe and be blessed. At the awaited moment, Yossel presented himself before Reb Meir. The Rebbe looked quizzically and asked, "I should give YOU a brocha?!" "Yes, Rebbe," replied the thief, "Bless me that if there is a decree on high that someone in Premishlan is to have something stolen this year, that it be stolen by me." The Rebbe smiled and said amen.

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Listen Weekly to the Jewish Hour Podcast. www.rabbifinman.com/radio. Now available on iTunes, spotify, audacy and wherever you park your podcasts.

The Torah e-Parsha is a project of Jewish Ferndale. For information on sponsoring the Torah e-Parsha in memory or for the recovery of a loved one, in honor of a simcha or you just feel like being nice, contact via reply. All contributions are tax deductible. Please forward this message to as many friends and associates as you like. 2023 by Herschel Finman.

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In memory of Yisroel Yaakov ben Hirsh Leib Niftar Kislev 26, 5783 and

Chana bas Dovber HaLevi Niftar Teves 8, 5783.

Chaim Elozar ben Dovber HaLevi Niftar Lag B'Omer 5783

May their families be comforted among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

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Listen Weekly to the Jewish Hour Podcast. www.rabbifinman.com/radio. Now available on iTunes, spotify, audacy, and wherever you park your podcasts.

The Torah e-Parsha is a project of Jewish Ferndale. For information on sponsoring the Torah e-Parsha in memory or for the recovery of a loved one, in honor of a simcha or you just feel like being nice, contact via reply. All contributions are tax deductible. Please forward this message to as many friends and associates as you like. 2023 by Herschel Finman.


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