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Moshe while tending his father-in-law’s flocks encounters a remarkable sight, a burning bush (Shemoth 3:1-2). The bush is enveloped in fire but is not consumed. It is here G-D communicates to Moshe that time for redemption had arrived (3:6-10). The image of the bush remaining unscathed amid the flames is an image symbolic of the Jewish experience.…Continue
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A central teaching of Chassidut is that G-D is so involved in His creation that there is no such thing as coincidence, only Provenance. Therefore, the fact Parashat Miketz and Chanukah coincide every year is deliberate and that both are connected.
The events of Miketz took place between the years 2229-2238, some 3,529 years ago. The Chanukah…Continue
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