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The Phases of the Moon
At the beginning of the month, when we look for the moon in order to sanctify it, the moon is a mere point. When the Jewish people are on a low level spiritually, they are comparable to the "incomplete moon", when the moon stands "accused".

But when a Jew arouses himself and finds his good points, thereby returning to G-d, this is comparable to the "restoration of the moon" from its blemish by the Rabbinical Court proclaiming the New Month.