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Fascinating Insights—The Sefer (in English)
Each Yom Tov comes with its
light. For example, when Pesach comes each of us has the ability to leave our
own Mitzrayim, our constraints. When Shavuos comes we each receive the Torah
anew. Following Yom Tov we have אסרו חג.
The Kedushas Levi tells us that this is a day to tie up the spiritual lights of
the Yom Tov and as it saysאסרו חג בעבותים....
In this way we can grasp what we say in the Shemoneh Esrei of Yom Tov והשאנו..ברכת מועדיך as והשאנו is related to משא וטעינה, carry and load, since we want to take the light with us, the ברכת מועדיך.
In light of this we can
comprehend that which it states by Matan Torah וקדשתם
היום ומחר, as מחר can also refer to the future, as in כי ישאלך בנך מחר, since we want to take this light with us for the remainder of
Rabbi Alt merited to learn under the tutelage of R’ Mordechai Friedlander
Ztz”l for close to five years. He received Semicha from R’ Zalman Nechemia
Goldberg. Rabbi Alt has written on numerous topics for various websites and
publications. He lives with his wife and family in a suburb of Yerushalayim
where he studies, writes and teaches. The author is passionate about teaching
Jews of all levels of observance.
דרוש לפסח, s.v. מה שמקשין. Tehillim 118:27. See
Kisvei Arizal, Shaar Hakavanos, Inyan Isru Chag. This is how R’ Ahron Karliner
(Beis Ahron, Isru Chag, s.v. אמר) would interpret הבוחר בשירי זמרה, to take the Yom Tov with us as שירי is related to שירים, leftovers, remainder.