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The Connection Between Yom Kippur And Sukkot

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This principle must accompany us our entire lives: every time we merit geulah or siyata d’Shmaya we must pray for shemirah and endeavor to keep the geulah intact for as long as possible. This way we will continue to increase kavod Shamayim through all of our actions.

Inasmuch as we connect our lives to Torah as the center and the guide for all our actions, through learning, through Shabbat and the chagim, through shiurim and sichot, we guarantee that all the growth and progress we have made so far will not go to waste. Not only will be able to protect our growth, but we will even be able to reinforce our growth, and to be mekadesh shem Shamayim in all of our actions.

About the Author: Rabbi Meir Goldwicht is the Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva at YU-Affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.


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