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THEMES of Featured Contemporary Kabbalists Articles

Holy Exchanges
" he does exchange it, both it and its exchange shall be holy….":

The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that mystically, exchanging one animal for another refers to changing the mundane into holiness. With regard to one's fellow human being, this means bringing someone who is estranged from his soul back to it, revealing to him his connection to G-d.
Elul: Exposing our Perfection
During the month of Elul, we prepare for the high holy days by dealing with our past and accounting for our previous deeds. We do battle, as it were, with our deepest insecurities, negativities and challenges.
Adar - The Deepest Joy
There are five principal types of joy; the joy of Purim includes all types, unlimited by definitions or descriptions, even by the description ‘unlimited joy’. It is beyond joy; it is joy "ad d’lo yada/until you do not know"- interestingly, the initial letters of these three words spell the word yada/‘knowing’.