The introduction of a well-documented, but little-known new beginning on the Jewish calendar serves to place this unique Torah Reading in its proper context. Once establishing its origins in the Temple eras of antiquity, we move on to analyse its function in our post-Temple reality. Competing philosophies and jurisprudence are framed by practical differences. We conclude with a mystical and spiritual elucidation of deeper messages and the inspirational motifs being conveyed.
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