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Parashat Bo

By Rabbi David Shasho: The Jewish people count the months according to the moon, while the gentiles count them according to the sun. Why is this? The Taam Vedaat explains that the Jewish people wish to highlight the fact that the events that occur in the world are not random or natural, but are powered by the observance of the Torah and mitzvot. We believe that just as the moon does not possess its own light, but rather reflects the light of the sun, the light of this world is but a reflection of the spiritual light generated by Torah and mitzvot. In contrast to the worldview, we know that a person who sits and learns on his own in…

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