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Holidays mark dates when rectifications came about in history; on their anniversary, the same Lights shine forth again. The Highest Wisdom decreed that on every anniversary of this period, a counterpart of its original Light should shine forth, and the results of its rectification renewed to those who accept it.
We are therefore commanded to observe Pesach with all its rituals to recall the Exodus, on the anniversary of this event, there shines forth a Light that parallels the one that illuminated at the time. Since the results of that rectification are renewed in people that study the Torah, we are obligated to keep all the rituals for this event.
Shavuot (seven weeks) likewise involves a great rectification, since it is the time when the Torah was given. Sukkot involves the Clouds of Glory, as it is written (Vayikra 23:24) “That future generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in sukkot…”. Chanukah and Purim also involve this same conept.
From the “RaMCHaL”–Derech HaShem–Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. Page 337–343.
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