… Every year, there is a new and superior “light”, because the “light” which was generated and which shone on this Rosh Hashanah withdraws to its source on the eve of the next Rosh Hashanah. This enables us to understand the verse that says that “the eyes of G-d” are upon the Land “from the beginning of the year to the end of the year” (and it’s not said “all the time” or “eternally”). And that is why the word “meireishit” (“from the beginning”) is written without an alef: it alludes to the withdrawal of the “light”, symbolized by the alef. It withdraws on the night of Rosh Hashanah until after the sounding of the Shofar, when there descends a new and more sublime “light” that has never yet shone since the beginning of the world.

“Tania” (Iggeret HaKodesh, end of Epistle 14)

The New “Light”

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