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At the threshold of liberation, darkness filled the land of Egypt. Yet in the homes of those to be liberated, there was only light.
Light is our true place and light is our destiny. As dawn approaches, darkness shakes heaven and earth in the final throes of its demise. But those who belong to light and cleave to it with all their hearts have nothing to fear.
For darkness is created to die, but light is forever.
Torat Menachem 5742, vol. 2, p. 758; 10 Shevat 5741:6.
Why did the Torah ordain that the uncleanness of menstruation should continue for seven days? Because being in constant contact with his wife, a man might develop an apathy towards her. The Torah, therefore, said: Let her be unclean for seven days, in order that she shall be beloved by her husband as at the time that she first entered into the bridal chamber
For 37 days Moses talks: recalling, reminding, rebuking, warning, promising;
about the revelation at Sinai and their journeys through the desert, about spies
and wars and victories and the Land and about what it's like to serve as a
leader of G-d's chosen people