October 2022
 

Jewish Homecoming
In biblical times, every seven years, men, women & children journeyed to Jerusalem for a special event called Hakhel.  At that time the King would read from the Torah Scroll in the Holy Temple courtyard.

Hakhel always took place on Sukkot, the year after the Shmitta- Sabbatical year.   

This was done in order to reenact the Mount Sinai experience – reaffirming our commitment and enthusiasm to observe the commandments of the Torah.

In our days too, the Rebbe said although we do not have a Temple or a King, we should still gather groups of Jewish people to learn Torah, thus reaffirming our commitment to Judaism.   This is the real homecoming! 
 

- Rabbi Zushe Greenberg

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