The Symbolism of the Lulav and Esrog: The Power of Potential

BS”D In the Torah we are instructed to celebrate the seven-day festival of Sukkos by taking the four species, collectively known as the lulav and esrog, into our hands: לְקַחְתֶּ֨ם לָכֶ֜ם בַּיּ֣וֹם הָֽרִאשׁ֗וֹן פְּרִ֨י עֵ֤ץ הָדָר֙ כַּפֹּ֣ת תְּמָרִ֔ים וַֽעֲנַ֥ף עֵֽץ־עָבֹ֖ת…
Esther HaMalka and the Power of Tefillah

BS”D According to the midrash on Megillas Esther, before Esther HaMalka went in uninvited to Achasveirosh, she spent three days fasting, wearing sack-cloth, and praying by way of the window (toward Yerushalyim). She pleaded and cried for HaShem’s mercy, moving…