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Joint Session


Both sides came together for this monumental address that laid out an agenda for the administration and set a precedent for the future.

Both Moses (representing the kingship) and Aaron and his sons (representing the priesthood) were brought together in the mishkan (portable temple in the desert) for it’s inauguration.

The process took 7 days.  Each day, the mishkan was set up, sacrifices were brought, and then it was taken down.  This begs the question, “Why?”  Couldn’t it just be set up once and then inaugurated each day?  Why go through the whole set up and breakdown process each day?

The answer is based on a famous phrase of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson: “Morgen vet zyn gor anderish (tomorrow will be completely different).”

We usually think of tomorrow as an accumulation of what came before.  The past + today = tomorrow.  However, we’re taught in kabbalah that Hashem is recreating the world every moment.  So tomorrow isn’t merely a linear equation, but a whole new existence.

That means you’re not limited by what happened today, yesterday or even decades ago.  It’s a whole new creation with tremendous opportunity.  So “carpe diem” and make it count!

Have a completely different week!
~Rabbi Yossi

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