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Succos-Vzos Habracha – Riding the Willows

What is the concept of the willow branch? Why is it taken separately on Succos? Why does Hashem ‘ride on the willows?’ Why do the souls of Sodom return before the Messiah comes? Why does King David’s soul and Moshiach’s soul descend from an illicit union? Why are Reuven and Yehuda placed next to each…

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Succos, willows and water

What is the significance of the water libation ceremony? Why was it accompanied by the joyous water drawing festival? What is the significance of the Willow ceremony that was done in the Temple? What is the significance of the fact that the willow does not have a taste and smell? Why is the willow referred…

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