הקהל את העם האנשים והנשים והטף ... למען ישמעו Hakhel (gather) The Jewish Nation in 5776 (2015-2016)

Standup and be counted

Once in 7 years, during the holiday of Sukot, the entire Jewish nation would gather in the Holy Temple to hear the King read the Torah. This is the Mitzvah of Hakhel, in the year following the 7th (Shemitah) year. This experience strengthened each individual Jewish man, woman, and child, and even the infants would gather and be counted among the Jewish Nation. The Lubavitcher Rebbe instructed that even today each and every one of us can fulfill the Mitzvah of Hakhel by joining a network of fellow Jews, man, women, and even children. Thereby connecting to a whole that is much greater then a sum of its parts.

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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.

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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

Remembering the Hakhel in The Tmple
Listen Dear Jews! We were given auspicious days - the year 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.