Sunday, May 6, 2012

Replacing Ash with Glory

ל"ה - ארבע מינים א:ב

The gravity of our sins, which has made the Shechina weep, has driven the radiant light of spirituality out of the world.  So, we must repent and weep over our sins and shortcomings.  And, then Hashem has pity, and replaces the אפר (epher- during Tikkun Chatzos one puts ash on his forehead where he places the tefillin), the ashes of destruction, with פאר (pe'er - the tefillin are known as pe'er), the glory of reconstruction.

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