THEMES of Featured Ascent Lights

Spiritual Work Benefits
The 39 acts of labor performed on weekdays rectify the physical world.
Adam, Eve and the snake received 39 curses after the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge, causing the land not to produce man's desired results except through labor. Just as all 39 different labors are required to transform the world and draw down blessings, so too were all 39 different types of labor necessary to make the house where G-d was served.
Making a Dwelling Place for G-d
A blessing only dwells on something hidden.
The Talmud dictates that a blessing only dwells on something hidden; the Lubavitcher Rebbe says that although counting something interferes with its blessing, when the counting is done "according to Moses", the blessing is limitless.
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