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Gathering the Nation
By gathering together with every man, woman, and child of the Jewish nation, an individual gains the power and influence of being part of a greater whole.
The King and the Torah
In the Holy Temple, the King of Israel would read the Torah to the entire nation, who has gathered to be inspired in love and awe of G-d.
The Age of Social Networks
In today’s time, we can gain many of the spiritual benefits of Hakhel by joining together and building a network among Jewish man, women, and even children to increase in love and awe of G-d.
The mitzvah of Hakhel
By joining together (Hakhel) with the greater whole, we have the opportunity to put ourselves in a position where our love and awe of G-d are inspired, to the extent that each of us can rise immediately to the level of awe of the great tzadikim! These are not idle words, but rather based on the Rambam in Hilchot Teshuva, that when a Jew does correct teshuva, it is ever lasting, bringing himself to the state of perfection, and bringing salvation to the entire world. The Lubavitcher Rebbe said in 5748 that by joining a larger community of Haklhel, and contemplating the deep meaning of this mtizvah and how ti was performed in the Temple, any Jew can elevate him or herself to the level of perfect love and we of tzadikim.