The experience of redemption from exile during Pesach, subsequent 49 days of refinement and purification, and culmination in receiving the Torah on Shavuos is analogous to the niddah cycle. The process of a niddah’s purification begins when the flow stops; in order for us to begin our refinement we must separate from all sin and unclean activity. A niddah counts her clean days; we must count 49 days. On the last day, the Mikvah provides the final cleansing for a niddah’s impurity; After 49 days, we enter Shavuos which creates a cleansing for us. The peak of this process is the Jewish people’s deepest connection with G-d – the connection of the Torah, which we receive on Shavuous only after this process. So too, the bride unites with her groom.
Embark on a late night journey into the most profound Kabbalistic secrets of the Torah. Follow along in the book as we climb from the highest peaks of Chassidic thought into the deepest canyons of the soul, in these avant garde teachings from the writings of Rabbi Schneir Zalman of Liadi on the weekly Torah portion.
Sefiras Ha’Omer – U’Sefartem Lachem – Toras Shmuel 5630April 20, 2012 - כ"ח ניסן תשע"ב
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