Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Meaning of "Agudah"


An insight that came to me on Yom Kippur.

(it is spelled חסר)

What letter is missing in the sequence?


Because two represents divisiveness, and separation, while three represents re-unification and integration.

See Maharal
Chiddushi Aggados
vol. 1 p. 20 , 44; vol. 2 p. 108; vol. 3 pp. 100, 210
Avos p. 119
Gevuros Hashem pp. 58, 98
(and many other places)

 Hence, the word has no ב.

spelled this way its gimatriya is 13 - אחד

Of course, לולב צריך אגד:

The 1 - esrog - א
And the 3- lulav, hadasim, aravos -ג
Equal the daled minim - ד