Friday, September 18, 2015

The Lubavitcher Rebbe on Hakhel in Our Times

When the Beis Hamikdosh stood in Jerusalem, every seventh year was known as a Year of Hakhel – a year of gathering. The entire Jewish nation would gather in Jerusalem, and the king would read passages of the Torah as all of the people – man, woman and child – would stand together in awe and reverence for the Word of G-d.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, proclaimed that the spirit of the Year of Gathering can be relived today.

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