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    Page 6-THE NEWS-May, 1984
Thoughts From the Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Sun and The Moon
By Rabbi Yossi Groner
The Jewish ceilendar has
been calculated according to
the moon, and the months
begin with the birth of the new
moon.
At the time the Jews were
preparing to leave Egypt, they
were instructed to sanctify the
new month when slighting the
new moon. The same com
mandment instructed them to
celebrate Pesach in the spring.
In order to bedance the dif
ference between the solar year
to the lunar year the Rabbis
have added one month every
two or three years. The addi
tional month always comes
before the month of Nissan
when we celebrate Passover.
This year is also a leap year
where we have one added
month.
Both the sun and the moon
were created to illuminate the
world and each does so in a
unique manner. The sun
shines every day without a
change except of course where
there may be a change due to
outside influences which may
dim the sunlight. The moon,
however, has its cycle every
month. After it reaches its
peak on the 14th or the 15th
day of the month it begins to
recede and is renewed with its
birth at the beginning of the
month.
There is a lesson to be deriv
ed from both the sun and the
moon. The sun symbolzes con
sistency and stability; the
moon symbolizes change and
renewal.
There are consistent things
we do everyday such as
prayer, offering thanks to
G-d when we rise for giving us
life and sustaining us emd ac
cepting G-d’s kingdom with
reciting the Shma.
At the same time we should
add vitality to our daily ac
tivities. Holidays are a good
steirt since each holiday has a
unique mitzvah connected to
it such as eating matza on
Pesach.
The lesson we learn is clear.
Beside the routine rituals and
prayer we should renew our
observance every day with
added commitment and joy.
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